Infection Control in Endoscopy

Megan Reilly

Endoscopic procedures have been linked to serious infections, in particular Carbapenamase-producing Enterocacteriaceae (CPE). Industry guidelines are currently being reviewed to address these potentially catastrophic infections. A specialist Infection Control working party was established by GESA and developed Draft guidelines addressing CPE which were circulated widely but not adopted by the GESA Board. A second working party has been established by GESA to review the ICE Guidelines in totality. This GENCA Position Statement is to assist all endoscope users in making informed decisions, in  the interim, in conjunction with the GESA statement released in August 2016.

The Position Statement is available on the GENCA website, or  click here to download