Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning: FDA Safety Communication

duodenoscope used in ercp

In light of an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA linked to ERCP duodenoscopes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a new alert available at: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm434871.htm

At the forefront of best practices in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, SAGES is committed to researching, developing and disseminating the guidelines and training for standards of practice in surgical procedures. SAGES recently issued the following notification: Gastroenterology Societies Discuss Patient Safety in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

In addition, please refer to the SAGES co-endorsed ASGE guideline Infection Control During GI Endoscopy