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
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.