New Endoscope document now available! The update to ST-91 Flexible and Semi-Rigid Endoscope Processing in Healthcare Facilities, 2021 is now available on the AAMI webpage.
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This standard provides guidelines for point of use treatment, transporting,
leak testing (where indicated), cleaning, packaging (where indicated),
high-level disinfecting and/or sterilizing, storage, and quality control
procedures of flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes, flexible
bronchoscopes, flexible ear, nose and throat endoscopes, flexible urology
endoscopes and other types of reusable flexible endoscopes used in
procedural and surgical settings and semi-rigid operative endoscopes (e.g.
choledochoscopes) used in healthcare facilities. These guidelines are
intended to provide comprehensive information and direction for healthcare
personnel in the processing of these reusable devices and accessories to
render them safe for patient use.
Date of Publication: 01 March 2022