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FDA Safety Communication: flexible bronchoscopes and updated recommendations for reprocessing.

Silver Springs, MD: US Food and Drug Administration: June 25, 2021.

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June 25, 2021

Silver Springs, MD: US Food and Drug Administration: June 25, 2021.

Incomplete reprocessing of reusable flexible endoscopes can result in nosocomial infection. This announcement highlights recent guidance to improve the safe reuse of bronchoscopes with a focus on scope design, sterile processing, and infection control program management.