Infection Prevention and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Author – Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE, Chairman, Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Reports of infections subsequent to gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy intermittently gain national media coverage....

Author – Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE, Chairman, Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Reports of infections subsequent to gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy intermittently gain national media coverage. Significant clusters of hepatitis, in Las Vegas (2007) and in New York (2003), highlight the risks of insufficient care with medication administration during sedation. […]

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