In their ground-breaking research study published recently in the American Journal of Infection Control, Ofstead & Associates used diverse data sources including literature review, interviews with frontline personnel, retrospective review of data from audits and site visits, and a survey of sterile processing technicians and managers to expose challenges with current endoscope reprocessing practices1.
"We have observed widespread non-adherence to minimum standards for HLD use and MEC2 testing at many sites. In one study, steps were skipped or done incorrectly for 99% of the endoscopes, and substandard high-level disinfection practices were among the errors made."
C.L. Ofstead et al. / American Journal of Infection Control.
By automating key compliance procedures, ASP can help address many of the factors impacting HLD effectiveness3
Non-adherence to MRC2 testing is widespread puts patients at risk1.
In most automatic endoscope reprocessors, MRC monitoring with test strips can be easily skipped or done incorrectly.
With the ASP AEROFLEX™ Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor (AER), MRC monitoring is automated and accurate for every cycle, reducing the patient risk associated with test strip errors.1