scope cleaning process

  1. I am writing to ask how you clean your scopes before they go into the washer. We have new pentax scopes and have added several steps to the cleaning process including washing them down and sucking through an enzymatic cleaner before they are taken to the processing room behind our procedure rooms.
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  3. by   zerby1470
    Do you have a combo washer sterilizer? Are you doing a manual decontam then sterilization? Or are you doing a manual decontam then high end disinfection? We have the newest pentax scopes (for all but our ERCP scope), and the handling is not much different than the older ones.How you handle them depends on what you are processing them with.
  4. by   bobnurse
    Quote from maxm
    I am writing to ask how you clean your scopes before they go into the washer. We have new pentax scopes and have added several steps to the cleaning process including washing them down and sucking through an enzymatic cleaner before they are taken to the processing room behind our procedure rooms.
    Immediately after the procedure we suction through diluted enzol. Then we take them and manually brush and rinse them. Then we place them in the Medivator for cleaning and sterilization with Cidex OPA.

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