The #1 health technology hazard of 2016?
Inadequate cleaning of flexible endoscopes in gastrointestinal care (ie the instrument used to look inside your stomach). We have been reminded since childhood to wash our hands to avoid germs, but this advice goes a little bit further for doctors.
The prevention of cross-contamination has become a growing topic of concern in GI units. Each year lives are lost due to HealthCare Associated Infections which are 1 of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.* US Endoscopy understands the importance of minimizing these potential risks.
US Endoscopy, a new product development company and a division of STERIS Corporation, is a leader in designing and manufacturing medical devices for the GI market. US Endoscopy offers a variety of single-use product solutions to support infection control practices and help proactively protect patients and staff.
*Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “Health Care-Associated Infections.” December 2016. www.ahrq.gov