Results From the Endoscope Hygiene Experts Forum

From February 11-12, 2020, the Endoscope Hygiene Experts Forum (EHEF) held a roundtable discussion on the latest topics in infection prevention with renowned European and American experts from different professions. The aim of this experts forum was to discuss regional variations in endoscope processing requirements to create an understanding of related key aspects for infection prevention.

Different focus areas were discussed and elaborated in the following three sessions:

  • Overview of current processing quality control measures (sampling & culturing, borescope and ATP method)

  • Improvements and innovation in flexible endoscopy (reusable vs. disposable, disinfection vs. sterilization)

  • Advancements in securing individual reprocessing steps (learning modules)

Read more about the results of these discussions, key takeaways and recommendations.