Contamination of the laryngoscope handle: An overlooked issue

Contamination of the laryngoscope handle: An overlooked issue

European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2013 May - volume 30 - Issue 5, p211-212 Pierre Diemunsch - Eric Noll - Daniel Christmann “ ... the problem of cross-contamniation in the operating room associated with the use of non-disposable anaesthesia devices, particulary...

Anesthesiology News – cross-contamination risk 3

March 2013 Anesthesiology News_Resable Surgical Devices Pose Cross - Contamination Risk 3 By Michael Vlessides "... more than half of such items are contaminated with microorganisms, highlighting the risk for cross-contamination in even the most sterile settings." "As...

Contamination of laryngoscope handles

2010 February By Williams D, Dingley J, Jones C, Berry N. "A total of 192 spécimens from 64 laryngoscope handles deemed ready for patient use in the anaesthetic rooms of 32 operating théâtres were semiquantitatively assessed for bacterial contamination. A further 116...

Transmission of Neonatal Listeriosis in a Delivery Room

Guideline for management of High Blood Pressure JAMA / Speical communication / 2014 "Although it was hospital Policy to clean and sterilize resuscitation Equipment after use, the Equipment had only been wiped with alcohol between patients in this instance, since...

How to clean disinfect and store laryngoscope blades and handles

The joint commission 2014 - laryngoscope blades and handles, how to clean, disinfect and store these devices “Laryngoscope handles are considered contaminated after use and must be processed prior to use with the next patient” > Lire l'article en entier...

Reprocessing the Handles of rigid laryngoscopes

Dr. Lawrence F Muscarella PhD 28/10/2012 “The FDA (and CDC) is respectfully requested to consider clarifying for manufacturers and for healthcare practitioners whether it classifies the handle of rigid laryngoscopes (which attaches to the laryngoscope's blade and may...

Un soin propre est un soin plus sûr

Organisation mondiale de la Santé www.who.int/fr/ - 2018 "A tout instant, plus de 1,4 million de personnes dans le monde souffrent d'infections contractées à l'hôpital. Entre 5 et 10 % des patients admis dans les hôpitaux modernes de pays développés contractent une ou...

Laryngoscope contamination studies

OBP Medical 2014, January 23 “Forty of these samples went for antimicroial susceptibility testing and aerobic bacterial cultures. The other 20 were givent polymerase chain reaction assays. Of the 40 samples for bacterial contamination, 75 percent (30 total samples)...

Contamination of the laryngoscope handle: An overlooked issue

European Journal_2013 May EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS Extract: (...) “Every anaesthesia department, in coordination with the local nosocomial infection prevention committee or the hospital hygiene department, should have a formal, written between each...

A case report from the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System

Anesthesia Quality Institute_2013 May AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS Extract: (...) “For example, Philipps demonstrated occult blood on 13 percent of laryngoscope blades and 40 percent of laryngoscope handles taht were cleaned by their facillity protocol, which...