Only 1 endoscope out of 69 correctly follows all steps of cleaning procedure.
WHY WORRY ABOUT ENDOSCOPES?
10 to 30% of patient-ready endoscopes are contaminated with microorganisms. ¹
If contaminated scopes are used, investigators noted high rates of transmission.²
More outbreaks are linked to contaminated endoscopes than to any other medical device.³
Endoscopes not sterilized, hence reprocessing has narrow margin of safety. Any slight deviation can lead to survival of microorganisms.⁴
Endoscopes are significant vectors for nosocomial transmission of microorganisms as a result of scope contamination from the patient or from the inanimate environment (e.g. automated endoscope reprocessing devices).⁵
SEVERAL RECENT CASES⁸ REPORTED OF INFECTIONS POST-ERCP FOLLOWING COMPLETE COMPLIANCE WITH CLEANING GUIDELINES (MORBIDITY & MORTALITY)
BIOFILMS & ENDOSCOPY
Growth of bioﬁlms inside endoscope channels can result in failure of endoscope reprocessing and is an important factor in the pathogenesis of endoscopy-related infections. ⁶
Microbial surveillance to monitor endoscopes after reprocessing has been recommended by a majority of organizations (ASGE, ESGE, ESGENA, GESA).
Countries with systematic endoscope monitoring confirm high contamination rates.
IF it's not clean, it shouldn't be disinfected
Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the effectiveness/ antimicrobial activity of disinfectants and sterilization.²
It is impossible to disinfect an inadequately cleaned instrument.²
“Any disinfection process is doomed to fail if cleaning is inadequate.”⁷
OneLife's solutions to achieve biofilmlysis :
No control without detection
Inspection tool for Medical Devices with lumens, such as flexible endoscopes
Active against biofim matrix of multiple pathogens. Regular use impedes build-up of biofilm and incrusted soil. Helps avoid costly maintenance and repairs.
The most efficient detergent in breaking down biofilm matrices of multiple pathogens. Less expensive for contaminated scopes than repairs.
OUR APPROACH IN SHORT :
Detection of contamination.
Biofilm matrix is dissolved with patented multi-enzymatic compounds, freeing instruments and endoscopes from contaminants.
Prepares Medical Devices for efficient disinfection.