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Sigmoidoscope and anoscope warning issued

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a warning over sigmoidoscope and anoscope systems and accessories manufactured by Welch Allyn Limited.

The MHRA said the reusable insufflation bulb and light head portions of the disposable sigmoidoscope and anoscope can potentially come into contact with body fluids during clinical use.

If they are not effectively decontaminated they may then cause cross-contamination between patients with a risk of infection.

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  • Thanks a lot thinking for the global waarming issue. If any way the reusable
    insufflation bulb and light head portion of disposable sigmoidscope and anoscope bear some spore or organism can be a cause of transmission agent for contaminated disease. I think this is un- ethical. As we're nurse, we should avoid this happenings.
    THX, Biplab, RN, Bangladesh.

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