This will be you in a few years:
Miami vets get procedures with unsterile equipmentGood Lord.
By Matt Sedennsky, Associated Press Writer
Miami -- A Veterans Affairs hospital here has notified thousands of patients that their colonoscopies were performed with improperly sterilized equipment, officials said Monday.
The hospital urged about 3,260 patients who had colonoscopies between May 2004 and March 12 of this year to get tests for HIV, hepatitis and other diseases.
The VA insisted the risk of infection was minimal, saying the tubing that was improperly cleaned didn't make contact with patients.
It was the second recent announcement of errors during colonoscopies at VA facilities. [link]