AAMI Releases Updated ST91 for Endoscope Cleaning, Patient Safety

March 3, 2022

On March 3, 2022, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) announced that after seven years, its standard for cleaning and storing a long list of medical devices—such as flexible bronchoscopes and various endoscopes—has been updated to reflect the consensus of industry, clinicians and sterilization professionals across the globe. The improved guidance document, ANSI/AAMI ST91:2021, Flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in health care facilities, addresses new technologies and concerns about medical device cleanliness and patient safety.

AAMI ST91 Announcement

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