OHP-009 Hospital pharmacist’s intervention in the control of endoscopy equipment disinfection and detection of non-conformity causing equipment damage

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All endoscopes and accessories must be rigorously decontaminated after each endoscopic operation. Although there are few prospective studies on the incidence of pathogen transmission during gastrointestinal endoscopy, it was reported that in developing countries, the disinfection procedures are not well respected in accordance with recommended standards.


As part of a continuous improvement process of our quality practices, the hospital pharmacist has to be engaged in the evaluation of endoscope disinfection of the gastroenterology department of our hospital.

Material and methods

The study was conducted on six endoscopes and two lots of disinfectant, in order to achieve the following:


Procedures for cleaning and disinfecting endoscopes were applied in up to 60%.


This modest work done by the hospital pharmacist shows his catalytic role in the detection of non-compliance, having led to the deterioration of a newly installed endoscope.


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