Pathogens of Concern: Keeping Our Patients Safe in Endoscopy

Suggested Reading

  1. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). (2007).
    Infection control in GI endoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 67(6), 781-790.
  2. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). (2001).
    Transmission of infection by gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,54(6), 824-828.
  3. Cowen AE. The clinical risks of infection associated with endoscopy. Can Gastroenterol. 2001:15(5):321-331.
  4. Donlan, R.M.,& Costerton, J.W. (2002). Biofilms: Survival mechanisms of clinically relevant microorganisms. Clinical Microbiology Rev. 15(2), 167-193.
  5. Marion, K., Freney, J., James, G., Bergeron, E., Renaud, F.N.R., & Costerton, J.W. (2006). Using an efficient biofilm detaching agent: An essential step in the improvement of endoscope reprocessing protocols. Journal of Hospital Infection, 64, 136-142.
  6. Muscarella, L. F. (2006). Inconsistencies in Endoscope Reprocessing and Infection Control Guidelines: The Importance of Endoscope Drying. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 101, 2147-2154.
  7. Nelson, D.B., Jarvis, W.R., Rutala, W.A., Foxx-Orenstein, A.E., Isenberg, G., Dash, G.P., et al. (2003). Multi-Society Guideline for Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 24(7), 532-537.
  8. Nelson, D.B., & Muscarella, L.F. (2006). Current issues in endoscope reprocessing and infection control during gastrointestinal endoscopy. World Journal Gastroenterology12(25), 3953-3964.
  9. Pajkos, A., Vickery, K., & Cossart, Y. (2004). Is biofilm accumulation on endoscope tubing a contributor to the failure of cleaning and decontamination? Journal of Hospital Infection, 58, 224-229.
  10. Ryan, R.J. et al, (2010). Sherris Medical Microbiology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical
  11. Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (2008). Standards of infection control in reprocessing of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes. [Standard]. Chicago: Author.

Next: Registration

13 of 13