The dangers presented by contaminated endoscopes have been highlighted recently, after at least seven people treated in one US hospital were infected with a potentially lethal strain of bacteria after undergoing endoscopic procedures.  The complex design of endoscopes makes preparing them for reuse both labour and time intensive, but Disposable Medical Instruments (DMI) may have the solution, helping to relieve pressure on busy CSSDs and further developing its commitment to supporting hospitals as they work to save costs and increase efficiency.

In addition to designing and supplying customised procedure packs of sterile single-use medical instruments, DMI is now fully certified to undertake packing and sterilisation of third party medical devices. This means it is in a position to extend use of its on-site Ethylene Oxide (EtO) chamber to offer sterilisation of reusable endoscopes on behalf of hospitals, complying fully with all current regulations and requirements.  Within 48 hours of ...

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