Disinfection of Laryngoscope Blade after Intubation according to the Infection Control Guidelines of Siriraj Hospital

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Tarinee Buasuk


Laryngoscope is the essential medical equipment in
general anesthesia, therefore laryngoscope cleaning and
sterilization process is necessary. Previous studies had
shown bacteria contamination after routine cleaning and
sterilization of laryngoscope blade which may be important
sources of patient-patient disease transmission. Cleaning
and Sterilization of reusable blade in Thailand are
necessary because limitation of central supply and high
daily consumption. Infection control guideline had been
developed effective reprocessing and reuse system to
provide adequate laryngoscope blade for routine use and
decrease risk of contamination and infection in patient
and healthcare provider. Effectiveness of cleaning and
sterilization process after usage of laryngoscope blade
can prevent nosocomial infection, infection of healthcare
provider with good efficacy and efficiency.

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