High Level Disinfection (HLD) or Sterilization: Is There Really a Choice?
Free CE Webinar
1.2 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification (BASC) – 1.2 AEU AND 1.2 IPCH
Pending Approval by ABCGN for 1.0 Contact Hour of GI Specific Content
What Will I Learn?
Flexible endoscopes have traditionally undergone high level disinfection with sterilization being an alternative process but not required. Today’s headlines feature higher than expected contamination rates of duodenoscopes and multiple outbreaks of antibiotic resistant organisms linked to flexible endoscope processing. It begs the question, is high level disinfection enough or is sterilization needed?
This webinar walks through today’s study findings and guides attendees through the decision process between High level Disinfection (HLD) or Sterilization of high risk flexible endoscopes.
In this CE webinar, we will:
- Describe the levels of microbiocidal activity for medical devices
- Discuss the importance of sterilization for high-risk flexible endoscopes and endoscopic procedures
- Identify 3 considerations when selecting a sterilization process for flexible endoscopes