The current Infection Control in Endoscopy Guidelines were published in 2010. Since then there have been a number of documented cases around the world of multi-drug-resistant organisms, particularly carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), being transmitted via endoscopic procedures.
To address this emerging issue a multi-organisation Committee has reviewed the literature surrounding these outbreaks and has developed a number of consensus statements. These will form a preamble for the forthcoming Infection Control in Endoscopy Guidelines due to be finalised by the end of the year.
The consensus statements were launched at AGW 2017.