Articles tagged with "cross-contamination"

Disposable Sterile Sheaths Effective Against Cross-Contamination

What is the efficacy of sterile sheath use to prevent cross-contamination when using a fiberoptic nasopharyngolaryngoscope (FNPL) in an otolaryngology clinic? Background: After each use of FNPL, the endoscope must be disinfected before it is used in another patient to prevent cross-contamination. Previous reports suggest that methods for disinfection vary among facilities, and medical assistants who […]