With the increasing interest in endoscopy and the rising number of endoscopic examinations
in hospitals, the importance of endoscopic reprocessing is also increasing. Cure facilities
that are understaffed and ill-equipped are trying to cope with the problems of insufficient
cleaning and high infection risks. To prevent endoscopy-associated infection, the
endoscope cleaning, and disinfection guidelines prepared by the Korean Society of
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy must be followed. In this review, the steps of endoscopic
reprocessing and the equipments required in each step are discussed.