Whose Instructions Should You Follow?

A guide for resolving inconsistencies in the reprocessing instructions of bronchoscopes and automated endoscope reprocessors

The CMS Infection Control Worksheet states that hospital staff need to document the, "steps to take when there are discrepancies between a device manufacturer's instructions and automated high-level disinfection equipment manufacturer's instructions for completing high-level disinfection."

Do your bronchoscope's instructions and your AER instructions agree?

This guide by Larry Muscarella, PhD takes you through the steps to make sure that you are in line with CMS expectations and - most importantly - keeping your patients safe from infection risks.

Download the guide to learn:

  • The importance of the CMS worksheet
  • How to overcome reprocessing discrepancies
  • 5 processes you must know when manually reprocessing endoscopes
  • The 7 keys to successfully using AERs to high-level disinfect


About the Author:

Larry_Muscarella.jpgFounder of LFM Healthcare Solutions LLC, Lawrence F. Muscarella, PhD, has researched and authored more than 200 articles on the topics of disinfection, sterilization, instrument reprocessing, risk management, infection control and prevention, modes of disease transmission, and factors that pose an increased risk of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), with a focus in the fields of gastrointestinal endoscopy and critical care.

His articles have been published in such peer-reviewed medical journals as: The Journal of Hospital Infection, The American Journal of Infection Control, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Chest, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Endoscopy, and the World Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Whose Instructions Should You Follow?

Resolving inconsistencies in the reprocessing instructions of bronchoscopes and automated endoscope reprocessors