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NHSScotland Guidance for the interpretation and clinical management of endoscopy final rinse water. V1.0

Published on 31 January 2019

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

National guidance to assist patient safety and reduce healthcare associated infection (HAI)



This national guidance document aims to enhance patient safety and reduce risks of decontamination related Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) by standardising the interpretation of and clinical management of endoscopy final rinse water results nationally, based on available scientific evidence, current practices and an estimation of infection risk within NHSScotland following endoscopic procedures.

Disclaimer: Documents published before 16 March 2020 were produced by Health Protection Scotland (HPS).