Clin Endosc.  2013 May;46(3):274-279. 10.5946/ce.2013.46.3.274.

Steps of Reprocessing and Equipments

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea.


With the increasing interest in endoscopy and the rising number of endoscopic examinations in hospitals, the importance of endoscopic reprocessing is also increasing. Cure facilities that are understaffed and ill-equipped are trying to cope with the problems of insufficient cleaning and high infection risks. To prevent endoscopy-associated infection, the endoscope cleaning, and disinfection guidelines prepared by the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy must be followed. In this review, the steps of endoscopic reprocessing and the equipments required in each step are discussed.


Reprocessing; Endoscopy; Disinfection

MeSH Terms

Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal

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