Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0339 - Medical Devices; Proposed Classification of Medical Washers & Medical Washer-Disinfector
Comment Number: EC -1

Accepted - Volume 1

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Suzanne Hawkins Date/Time 2002-04-25 08:40:57
Organization Bloomington Hospital
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I use a medical washer-disinfectors in my department and feel that our scopes are better cleaned and disinfected. we also use the pan soaking method, but the washer better rinses the disinfectant out of the scopes and is therefore better for patient safety. However we have not had problems with patients being affected by disinfectant being left in the scope, the scope cleaning tech rinses the scopes thoroughly after pan soaking is completed. The tech goes thru several steps to assure the disinfectant is completely rinsed out of the scope.

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