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The Colonoscopies at the VA – Video Shows What Was not Cleaned Properly

Posted Jun 17 2009 6:44pm

This is a shame, and certainly makes a case for virtual colonoscopies too.  This portion puzzled me as well to have one VA facility send their equipment 30 miles outsourced to another VA facility to sterilize, which every facility should have their own sterilizing facilities. 

Sterilization at a VA Hospital – Should this be outsourced for another VA facility to sterilize tools and equipment used?


The green valve and the tube were the portions that were not cleaned and sanitized properly.  BD

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Over 40 VA medical centers have been investigated for carrying out unsanitary procedures and even accidentally infecting veterans with

such deadly viruses as HIV and Hepatitis. Nancy Cordes reports.

Deadly VA Colonoscopies - CBS News Video

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Sterilization at a VA Hospital – Should this be outsourced for another VA facility to sterilize tools and equipment used?
HIV risk at Miami VA hospital – Colonoscopy equipment sterilization questioned
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