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March 27, 2009

VA issued Alerts regarding Endoscopes, 2002-2008

Filed under: endoscopy; Alerts; Olympus; — veteranclaims @ 5:52 pm

Here is one source of ‘Alerts” issued by the VA in regard to endoscope, from 2002 through 2008.

http://www.va.gov/ncps/alerts.html
VHA Patient Safety Alerts and Advisories
“Note: This list of alerts is not complete.”

March 8, 2002 Alert
Bronchoscopes Manufactured by Olympus America
+++++++++++
March 6, 2003 Advisory
Olympus EXERA™ Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
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February 13, 2004 Alert
Connectors for Sterilization of all Gastrointestinal Fiberoptic Endoscopes
+++++++++++
October 5, 2005 Alert
Olympus 180 series endoscopes and Steris Quick Connects
PDF Version | Word Version
+++++++++++
December 22 , 2008 Alert
Improper set-up and reprocessing of flexible endoscope tubing and accessories
AL09-07
+++++++++++
March 12, 2008 Alert
STERIS C1160 Universal Flexible Processing Trays used with the STERIS System 1 Sterile Processing Systems
AL08-11
++++++++++++
March 31, 2008 Alert
Improper reprocessing of flexible endoscope biopsy valves
AL08-13
+++++++++++

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