FDA Issues New Guidance on Cleaning Duodenoscope to Prevent Infection

August 5, 2015    |   By: Calevir

On August 4, the FDA issued new guidance on cleaning duodenoscopes following reports earlier this year of more than a dozen deaths from infections linked to reprocessed duodenoscopes. Still, the US Food and Drug Administration cautions “There will always be a risk of infection transmission with devices used internally.” The FDA set of “supplemental reprocessing measures” aimed at minimizing the risk of residual pathogens on these devices is available here.


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