Improving safety of personnel exposed to disinfectants by introducing an Endoscopy Quality Assurance Program

Ahmed Gado, Basel Ebeid, Aida Abdelmohsen, Anthony Axon
2014 Alexandria Journal of Medicine  
Chemical disinfection is the most commonly used method in gastrointestinal endoscopy reprocessing. The main problem with chemical disinfection is that it is potentially harmful to humans. Risk assessment of employees using toxic substances is recommended and the control of exposure to these substances is required. In 2003, an endoscopy quality-assurance program was instituted in a secondary care governmental hospital in Egypt. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the risk to health of
more » ... to health of personnel exposed to disinfectants in the course of their work and determine the effect of instituting an endoscopy quality-assurance program on the safety of personnel exposed to disinfectants. Materials and methods: Health surveillance was provided for personnel exposed to disinfectants in the endoscopy unit over
doi:10.1016/j.ajme.2013.03.001 fatcat:h4q5xl5wvbh5tbx2lkc3um6lpe