Huq N, Unruh M, Buggy BP, Brummit CF.Current method of high level disinfection (HLD) of duodenoscopes appears to prevent Carbapenem-resistant Enterococcal (CRE) colonization and transmission: a QI project. Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 2 5, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Conclusion: HLD appears to eliminate the risk of colonization and transmission of CRE. Periodic cultures of the elevator tip and the scope tip might be a cost effective way to monitor for potential CRE contamination and risk of transmission. Larger data from other centers might be useful to validate the protocol used in this study.