Are there special requirements for hygiene management in endoscopy departments after the treatment of an MRSA patient?

Yes. A subsequent disinfection of the surfaces must be carried out.

After the treatment of an infected patient or a patient colonised with pathogens, the Robert Koch-Institute recommends a targeted disinfection of the treatment rooms to prevent the risk of infection of the following patients. Depending on the disease or pathogen, the targeted disinfection covers the near-patient surfaces and objects or all accessible surfaces and objects that are or may be contaminated with the pathogens.

KRINKO (2004) Anforderungen an die Hygiene bei der Reinigung und Desinfektion von Flächen. Bundesgesundheitsbl 47: 51–61

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