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How To Set And Track Hang-Time Limits For Flexible Endoscopes

 

Hang-time limits for flexible endoscopes have been a hot topic among GI, Infection Control and Sterile Processing professionals for the last several years. With no consensus emerging in hang-time limits (sometimes called an endoscope’s shelf life), hospitals are left to make this decision on their own. With different stakeholders within the hospital looking at different guidelines, such as those from SGNA or AAMI, conflicting data may be reviewed before making a decision. Furthermore, since there is no consensus, some hospitals have taken a conservative view of the research and set very low limits, while other hospitals have pointed to the lack of conclusive research and have set higher limits.

 

Read more of the whitepaper to learn how many hospitals have gone about setting their hang-time limits for their flexible endoscopes and how you can improve your tracking of hang-time limits.