Reprocessing Recommendations

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Transportation to Reprocessing Area

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Multisociety, 2016

Immediately after use, before bioburden dries. Acceptable to transport in an open container if room is immediately adjacent, but in closed and labeled containers if transportation through corridors is needed.

HICPAC, 2016

Not addressed.

AORN, 2016

Transport each endoscope individually in a closed container that is large enough to coil in large loops. Separate accessories from endoscope to prevent puncture or penetration damage to endoscope.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Transport each endoscope individually in a closed container that is large enough to coil in large loops. Separate accessories from endoscope to prevent puncture or penetration damage to endoscope.

APIC/JCR, 2017

Transport soiled items to the reprocessing area in a leak-proof, puncture-resistant container labeled with the biohazard symbol. This can be a specially-designed box or leak-proof bag.

CMS, 2016

Transport in a manner that protects patients and personel from exposure to pathogens (eg, in a covered and leak-proof container that is puncture-resistant and labeled with a biohazard legend).

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Scope is safely transported to the cleaning area/decontamination room in a leak-proof, puncture resistant container/device labeled as biohazardous which is based on evidence-based guidelines, manufacturer IFUs.

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