Quality & Patient Safety

FDA issues safety alert on bronchoscope

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, November 1, 2015

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On September 17, the FDA issued a safety alert around infections associated with reprocessed flexible bronchoscopes.

Although the level of concern over infection-related illnesses from bronchoscopes is not as high as the level of concerns over inadequately reprocessed endoscopes, the goal of the alert is to encourage healthcare facilities to take preventive action to reduce the risk of infections to the patient.

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