The Implications of Residual Contamination on Flexible Endoscopes
A Call to Action to Improve the Effectiveness of Reprocessing
A flexible endoscope is an instrument to examine the interior cavities of patient’s bodies. The complicated components of these scopes makes effective reprocessing extremely important, to ensure patient safety. There has been an intense amount of media coverage about outbreaks, and problems related to various scopes and challenges related to cleaning and disinfecting those scopes.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: ABCGN, CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
This webinar is indented to present to you recent cases of outbreaks related to endoscopes, and server as a call to action to improve the effectiveness of reprocessing.
Upon completion of this CE webinar course, the participant should be able to:
1) Describe recent outbreaks associated with the use of flexible endoscopes.
2) Explain scientific evidence regarding the persistence of residual contamination despite reprocessing.
3) Discuss potential solutions that can be implemented immediately to improve the quality of reprocessing programs.
4) Explore pros and cons associated with chemical disinfection and sterilization for flexible endoscopes.