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Updated Information Published on Reprocessing Flexible GI Endoscopes

A new multisociety guideline published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has updated information on critical reprocessing steps for certain endoscope models, including those with movable elevators at the distal tips such as duodenoscopes and linear U.S. endoscopes. Based on 2011 guidelines, the update offers expanded details and more information on issues for which incomplete data exists to guide practice. Health care providers are encouraged to visit to obtain the article, available in 2017 volume 85, issue 2. In light of the updated guidelines, providers should review their current endoscopic reprocessing policies.