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 ASES⁸ 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.
INFECTIONS & ENDOSCOPY
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 :
Superior control starts with detection
0% INFECTION starts with prevention
100% cleanliness starts with dissolution
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.