Yes, we clean the sopes in our department. We have limited number of scopes and we have lots of appointments.
They say scopes can't be sterilized, only disinfected. We have a washer-disinfector machine in our department. We disinfect our biopsy forceps thru it as well, then it is used for the next patient.
We dont send thesethings and other accessories for sterilization. We just soak them in Cidex OPA which makes our consumption more than necessary.
My senior seem to be still in ancient nursing
We even wipe the scopes with washable abdominal pads. Infection control doesnt seem to visit us and check
I thought it's only us who clean scopes. Other hospitals in our area send it to CSD.
I can't picture yourdescription of cleaning the scope.