Survey of endoscope reprocessing in Korea

The Disinfection Management Committee of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Background/Aims: There is a growing emphasis on quality management in endoscope reprocessing. Previous surveys conducted in 2002 and 2004 were not practitioner-oriented. Therefore, this survey is significant for being the first to target actual participants in endoscope reprocessing in Korea. Methods: This survey comprised 33 self-filled questions, and was personally delivered to nurses and nursing auxiliaries in the endoscopy departments of eight hospitals belonging to the society. The anonymous responses were collected after 1 week either by post or in person by committee members. Results: The survey included 100 participants. In the questionnaire addressing compliance rates with the reprocessing guideline, the majority (98.9%) had a high compliance rate compared to 27% of respondents in 2002 and 50% in 2004. The lowest rate of compliance with a reprocessing procedure was reported for transporting the contaminated endoscope in a sealed container. Automated endoscope reprocessors were available in all hospitals. Regarding reprocessing time, more than half of the subjects replied that reprocessing took more than 15 minutes (63.2%). Conclusions: The quality management of endoscope reprocessing has improved as since the previous survey. A national survey expanded to include primary clinics is required to determine the true current status of endoscope reprocessing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-47
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Data collection
  • Endoscopy
  • Reprocessing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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The Disinfection Management Committee of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2015). Survey of endoscope reprocessing in Korea. Clinical Endoscopy, 48(1), 39-47. https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2015.48.1.39

Survey of endoscope reprocessing in Korea. / The Disinfection Management Committee of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

In: Clinical Endoscopy, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 39-47.

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The Disinfection Management Committee of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2015, 'Survey of endoscope reprocessing in Korea', Clinical Endoscopy, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 39-47. https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2015.48.1.39
The Disinfection Management Committee of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Survey of endoscope reprocessing in Korea. Clinical Endoscopy. 2015 Jan 1;48(1):39-47. https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2015.48.1.39
The Disinfection Management Committee of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. / Survey of endoscope reprocessing in Korea. In: Clinical Endoscopy. 2015 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 39-47.
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