30 August, 2021
The Hospital Clínic group incorporates disposable duodenoscopes in order to reduce the risk of in-hospital infections
One of the main concerns in a hospital environment is avoiding nosocomial infections, ones which are contracted during a stay in a hospital and are usually caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria. During the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing infections of this type gained even more importance to, somehow, slow the spread of the disease. One of the possible sources of infection is when instruments that are difficult to disinfect are used on multiple patients.
“The endoscopes are made up of complex mechanisms that are difficult to disinfect 100%, this means that the complete sterilisation of these instruments is not always achieved”, explains Dr. Andrés Cárdenas, consultant at the Instituto Clínico de Enfermedades Digestivas y Metabólicas del Hospital Clínic (Clinical Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Disease of Hospital Clínic) and specialist at barnaclínic+. This is why, at Hospital Clínic group we’ve started using disposable duodenoscopes, a type of endoscope that’s longer in length and, due to its special characteristics, particularly complicated to effectively sterilise.
10 March, 2016
A few days ago, the Hospital Clínic Group has acquired a new digital endoscope Spy Glass. It is an advanced tool that offers optimal visualization of the biliary and pancreatic tract and that enables the carrying out of, in more than 90% of the cases, diagnostic and treatment procedures. With the installation of this Endoscope, the Endoscopy unit of Clínic Group, together with the Hospital La Fe in Valencia , are the only ones of Spain to offer this technology. Read more…