Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Endoscope: cleaning

Contributor(s): Bonny Millar

Introduction

  • Important to keep endoscopes clean to prevent corrosion and clogging which can both impair endoscope function.
  • Equipment must be cleaned after every use to prevent the spread of disease between patients.
    It is much easier to remove fresh material than dried blood or mucus.

Uses

Procedure

  • 20 minutes plus time for soaking if necessary.

Requirements

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Shumway R & Broussard J D (2003) Maintenance of gastrointestinal endoscopes. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract 18 (4), 254-261 PubMed.
  • Millar B (1998) Care and disinfection of endoscopes. Equine Vet Educ 10 (5), 278-280 VetMedResource.


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