- •High level disinfection of cystoscopes and biopsy probes is complex and high risk.
- •Training and competency on reprocessing cystoscopes and biopsy probes is essential.
- •Instrument reprocessing oversight is an important for patient safety.
- •Leadership oversight of reprocessing is an important in ambulatory settings.
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