UCLA Announces Plans To Test New Endoscope Cleaning Machine in Wake of Superbug Outbreak
UCLA has announced plans test a new machine to clean medical endoscopes after the devices were linked to a superbug outbreak at two California hospitals earlier this year. Next week, UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center is scheduled to install the new machine and train employees on how to use it. Observers say the trial could attract attention from other hospitals across the U.S. that are trying to determine how to best prevent infections from the scopes.
- "Superbug Outbreak: UCLA Will Test New Scope-Cleaning Machine" (Terhune, Los Angeles Times, 7/22).