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 the investigators reported at the 2012 annuel meeting of the International Anesthesia Research Society (abstract S-221), more than half the samples tested positive for the presence of microorganisms, although no resistant pathognes were identified (check the Table below). »

« … Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued a medical device alert for reusable laryngoscope handles after a patient developed a fatal septicemia. »

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