APIC and the SHEA endorsed the Preventing Superbugs and Protecting Patients Act. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the legislation and it would establish cleaning instructions and validation data requirements for reusable medical devices, including duodenoscopes. The bill advances recommendations from the “Preventable Tragedies: Superbugs and How Ineffective Monitoring of Medical Device Safety Fails Patients” report released in January 2016 on the multidrug-resistant organism outbreak associated with contaminated duodenoscopes.

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