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Flexible endoscopes: the most common cause of healthcare device-related outbreaks.¹

  • With devices and flexible endoscopes in particular, studies have shown that clinical soil can withstand the manual cleaning process and prevent high-level disinfection or sterilization from doing its job.¹ It’s impossible to accurately assess the instrument’s cleanliness visually—especially inside the long narrow lumens. As a result, potentially deadly bacteria and pathogens can be passed on to patients. Contaminated endoscopes are a bigger, more persistent problem than you may realize.

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    Surgical instruments are critical, too. Residual material like blood, tissue and bone can compromise the sterilization process¹, allowing potential deadly bacteria to remain. Recent outbreaks have been linked to contaminated instruments in the O.R. Because of this, AORN has updated their recommended cleaning practices, including using ATP testing, and tracking cleaning performance trends over time.²

    3M™ Clean-Trace™ ATP Cleaning Monitoring System is not intended to monitor sterility or provide an indication of sterility.

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Cleaning flexible endoscopes and surgical instruments is critical because residual organic material, like blood, pus, tissue and bone, can inactivate disinfectants and allow potentially deadly bacteria to remain on the surfaces. Facilities that achieve the highest standard of care proactively monitor manual cleaning protocols for flexible endoscopes using the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ ATP Monitoring System.

Getting Started

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    Surgical Instruments implementation guide for routine cleaning monitoring

    Developing a surgical instrument cleaning and monitoring program requires detailed planning. Before testing begins, it's important to analyze how the program will integrate with your operations. Use this guide to learn about the key components that go into a successful implementation.

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    How to Establish a Flexible Endoscope Cleaning Monitoring Program

    Following these simple steps for cleaning monitoring of flexible endoscopes can help you develop an effective program for your facility:

    1. Identify test points, sample plans and pass/fail threshold
    2. Determine testing frequency
    3. Collect data
    4. Establish metrics and corrective action procedures
    5. Identify continuous improvement steps

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Real-Time Cleaning Monitoring Data

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    The 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Luminometer LX25 is accurate, consistent and designed to be user friendly.

    The Luminometer LX25 was designed based on user feedback with new functionality, a color touchscreen and a modern ergonomic design to help support your goals for more effective cleaning processes. Whenever a reading is generated on the Luminometer LX25 in your facility, the data is captured, transmitted wirelessly (when Wi-Fi enabled) and uploaded directly for analysis. No transcription is required.

  • 3M Quality Control Data Manager turns data into valuable information to help improve cleaning practices.

    Meet the database portion of the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ ATP Monitoring System—the 3M Quality Control Data Manager, or 3M QCDM. It’s an online, hosted service that allows you to review and manage your cleaning test data. Instead of relying on guesswork, you can easily (and quickly) identify weak spots, problem areas and trends—improving and streamlining your entire cleaning monitoring practice.

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    Self-study CE resources

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  • 1. Rutala WA, Weber DJ. In: Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Guideline for disinfection and sterilization in healthcare facilities, Vol 2012. Washington [DC]: Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. 2. Burlingame B, Denholm B, et al. Guidelines for cleaning and care of surgical instruments. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Guideline for Perioperative Practice 2017. Vol