Reprocessing Recommendations

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Assessing Reprocessing Procedures, Endoscope Tests,

Cleaning Verification Tests*

This page includes summaries that should not be used to create policies and procedures. Please refer to the original source documents for exact language. Links can be found here.

Multisociety, 2016

Not determined. "May be useful for training, competency testing and spot surveillance on the cleaning steps before HLD. Further research… is encouraged."

HICPAC, 2016

Not determined. If used by the facility, train staff in how and when to test for ATP or residual organic material.

AORN, 2016

Recommended. "The use of methods that are able to quantitatively or chemically detect organic residues that are not detectable using visual inspection should be considered." Establish a benchmark using rapid easy-to-perform methods showing cleanliness has been achieved.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Recommended. "The use of methods that are able to quantitatively or chemically detect organic residues that are not detectable using visual inspection should be considered." Establish a benchmark using rapid easy-to-perform methods showing cleanliness has been achieved.

APIC/JCR, 2017

Not addressed. Base protocols on current evidence-based recommendations.

CMS, 2016

Not addressed.

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Not addressed.

Guideline Details

*eg, ATP and residual organic material testing

How do you know if an endoscope has been properly cleaned? Here’s an easy-to-use reference.