Infection Prevention

Customer Letter

PENTAX Medical Actively Engaged With the FDA To Further Mitigate Potential Cross-Contamination With Duodenoscopes  |  Download PDF

Product Information

ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope  |  Visit Product Overview


Guideline for Reprocessing PENTAX Medical Endoscopes Prior to Return Shipment  |  Download PDF

Statement on Third-Party Repair of PENTAX Medical Flexible Endoscopes  |  Download PDF

Industry Links

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA Safety Communication  |  Visit Site

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA)
SGNA Resources for Quality and Safety  |  Visit Site

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Patients Face More Lethal Infections from CRE  |  Visit Site

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy  (ASGE)
Multiple GI Society Statement - Gastroenterology Societies Discuss Patient Safety in Gastroenterology | Download PDF
FDA Issues Important Safety Communication: Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning  |  Visit Site


American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
Continued Infection Risk with Duodenoscopes Used for ERCP is Unacceptable  |  Visit Site


Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
Key points: Infections associated with duodenoscope procedures  |  Visit Site
APIC and SHEA statement on infections associated with duodenoscope procedures  |  Download PDF
ERCP procedures and duodenoscopes - Infection risks and considerations  |  Visit Site

Advancing Safety in Healthcare Technology (AAMI)
FDA Cites ‘Complex Design’ of Scope in Safety Advisory  |  Visit Site

Petersen, B.T., J. Chennat, J. Cohen, P.B. Cotton, D. A. Greenwald, T.E. Kowalski, M.L. Krinsky, W.G. Park, I.M. Pike, J. Romagnuolo, and W.A. Rutala. June 2011. Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible GI endoscopes. Infect. Cont. Hospital. Epidemiol. 32(6):527-537.

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