Healthcare News & Insights

Report: What hospitals did wrong in scope outbreak crisis

If your hospital uses duodenoscopes or similar devices on patients, you’ll want to pay close attention to a new federal report about the recent infection outbreaks tied to tainted scopes. Reason: The problem is more far reaching than originally thought – and there may be a few changes regarding medical devices as a result. 

More outbreaks linked to tainted scopes in hospitals

Your hospital may want to be extra careful when performing procedures on patients with fiber-optic duodenoscopes. Here’s why: There’s been another reported superbug outbreak directly linked to tainted scopes in hospitals.