VA Patient Safety Alert

December 22, 2008

US Department of Veterans Affairs Issues Patient Safety Alert AL09-07

Today, US Department of Veterans Affairs released Patient Safety Alert AL09-07 entitled "Improper set-up and reprocessing of flexible endoscope tubing and accessories".

Excerpt from the Alert: "Improperly setting up (e.g., using incorrect connectors) and/or incorrectly reprocessing endoscopic tubing and accessories may place patients at risk from blood borne pathogens or other types of infections."

Source: VHA Patient Safety Alerts