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Title: Reusable endoscopic water bottles: is daily renewal really necessary?
Authors: Jouck, D.
Magerman, Koen
Bruckers, Liesbeth
Waumans, Luc
Forier, Anita
Blommen, M.
Walgraeve, D.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: W B SAUNDERS CO LTD
Citation: JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 100(3), p. E135-E137
Abstract: Most guidelines recommend replacing endoscopic water bottles at least daily with newly sterilized or high-level disinfected water bottles. All these recommendations, however, are mainly based on expert opinions and outbreak reports. We tested the water quality from water bottles used in a gastrointestinal endoscopy unit where water bottles were used up to five days. The results show that the reuse of water bottles for more than one day is inadequate. The expert opinion in favour of changing water bottles daily rather than after five days is a sensible and safer option. (C) 2018 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Jouck, D.; Magerman, K.; Waumans, L.; Forier, A.; Blommen, M.] Jessa Hosp, Dept Infect Prevent & Control, Hasselt, Belgium. [Magerman, K.; Waumans, L.] Jessa Hosp, Clin Lab, Hasselt, Belgium. [Bruckers, L.] Hasselt Univ, Interuniv Inst Biostat & Stat Bioinformat, Hasselt, Belgium. [Walgraeve, D.] Jessa Hosp, Dept Gastroenterol, Hasselt, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/27906
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.07.025
ISI #: 000448006000021
ISSN: 0195-6701
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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