The Working Group for Testing Detergents (AG RMT) of the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) e.V.), which was set up in 2011, devised and developed a new test method for comparative evaluation of detergents for instrument reprocessing.
Should we sterilize all flexible endoscopes? We seem to have been discussing this question for a very long time. I first gave a presentation around this topic in 2012 and some 6 years later we still debate where the to draw the line between those that need to be sterilized, those that should be sterilized and those that don’t need to be. Perhaps because endoscope technology changes so quickly we will always have this discussion. Or maybe the duodenoscope cleaning issues have ignited the debate again.