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Cleaning at Point-of-Use

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Multisociety, 2016

Preclean at point of use, before bioburden has an opportunity to dry. Wipe exterior with detergent solution and aspirate large volumes of cleaning solution through the air/water and biopsy channels.

HICPAC, 2016

Preclean immediately after procedure to prevent biofilm formation.

AORN, 2016

Preclean at point of use with freshly-prepared cleaning solution prepared according to the solution manufacturer's instructions for use (IFUs). Also adhere to endoscope manufacturer's recommendations for water used. Wipe exterior immediately with soft, lint-free, single-use cloth or sponge. Ensure all controls are free and unlocked. Flush solution through channels until clear.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Preclean at point of use with freshly-prepared cleaning solution prepared according to the solution manufacturer's instructions for use (IFUs). Also adhere to endoscope manufacturer's recommendations for water used. Wipe exterior immediately with soft, lint-free, single-use cloth or sponge. Ensure all controls are free and unlocked. Flush solution through channels until clear.

APIC/JCR, 2017

Preclean at point of use following manufacturer's instructions for cleaners, brushes and/or sponges, and necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).

CMS, 2016

Precleaned per manufacturer's instructions for use (IFUs) as soon as practical after procedure.

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Scope is immediately wiped down at point of use (in the procedure room) and channels flushed with enzymatic detergent.

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