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Soft endoscope disinfection

- Sep 03, 2018 -

When the soft endoscope is disinfected or sterilized with a chemical disinfectant, it should be carried out in accordance with the instructions for use, and chemical monitoring and biological monitoring should be carried out. When soaking or sterilizing with 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde, the cleaned and dried inner lens should be placed in the disinfection tank and fully immersed in the disinfectant. Each channel is filled with a disinfectant with a syringe. The operation part of the non-fully immersed endoscope must be wiped with water and then disinfected with 75% ethanol.

When the endoscope to be sterilized is sterilized with 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde, the immersion time is:

(1) Soaking by gastroscope, colonoscopy and duodenoscopy for not less than 10 minutes;

(2) immersion in the bronchoscope for not less than 20 minutes;

(3) Patients with special infections such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacteria should be immersed in the endoscope for not less than 45 minutes.

When the endoscope to be sterilized is sterilized with 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde, it must be immersed for 10 hours. Disinfection time should be extended to 30 minutes when the endoscope to be disinfected, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, duodenoscope, bronchoscope, etc., which is no longer used on the same day, is disinfected with 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde.



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