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Endoscopy Processing

New Clinical Evidence for Endoscope Reprocessing Is In. Implement ANSI/AAMI ST91 Today!

Endoscope processing, clinical research, and understanding is ever evolving and with it the standards. Discover how ANSI/AAMI ST91:2021 has changed and ways to implement these new evidence based endoscope reprocessing practices in your facility.

Objectives:

  • Identify key clinical evidence driving the changes in ANSI/AAMI ST91
  • Implement ANSI/AAMI ST91 guidelines to develop a comprehensive department for GI, bronchoscopy and other flexible endoscope reprocessing ​ 
  • Prioritize critical processes and applications for patient safety

  • (45)
  • Less than 1 Credit Hour

    Endoscopy Processing

    Scope Tracking Workflow Solutions in the GI and Endoscopy Space

    Tracking systems are common and essential in parts of your hospital such as sterile processing, but what do you have to gain from adopting an electronic documentation system within the GI and Endoscopy space? This webinar explores the benefits of a scope tracking workflow solution, discusses how such systems can lead staff through complex tasks in a structured and disciplined manner, and explains the importance of data capture and conforming documentation. 

    Objectives:

    - Identify key benefits of a Scope Tracking Workflow Solution within the GI and Endoscopy space​

    - Discuss how configurable guided workflows in the workflow solution can lead staff through complex tasks in a structured and disciplined manner​

    - Explain the importance of data capture and documentation of all processes on conforming outcomes, quality standards and performance measurement


  • (2315)
  • Less than 1 Credit Hour100 (Beginner)

    Endoscopy Processing

    The Care and Handling of Rigid Endoscopes - Study Guide

    Rigid endoscopy has become increasingly popular with each new minimally invasive technique introduced. Sterile processing technicians must be aware of the unique processing requirements for these sophisticated yet delicate devices. Walk through the history of rigid endoscopy and discover those processing considerations unique to them.

    Course Objectives: 

    • Review the major components of rigid endoscopes; and 
    • Discuss the proper care of rigid scopes when reprocessing

  • (1946)
  • More than 2 Credit Hours

    Endoscopy Processing

    Sterilization and Storage of Flexible Endoscopes

    High risk flexible endoscopes, such as duodenoscopes and bronchoscopes, have been associated with multiple infectious outbreaks including those whose causative agents are multi-drug resistant microorganisms. Given the high risk of infection transmission posed by these endoscopes, sterilization and not high level disinfection is being recommended as the best reprocessing choice. This study guide will illustrate the differences between high level disinfection and sterilization of flexible endoscopes. It will also compare sterilization options available for flexible endoscopes and discuss expiration and hang time dating during storage.

    Objectives:

    • Explain the hierarchy of microbial kill in relationship to disinfection and sterilization
    • Describe 5 sterilization processes used for flexible endoscopes
    • List considerations when drying flexible endoscopes
    • Compare and contrast storage conditions between terminal sterilization and liquid chemical sterilant processes
    • Explain the decision process for establishing expiration dating and hang time

  • (574)
  • Less than 1 Credit Hour100 (Beginner)

    Endoscopy Processing

    Introduction to the Endoscopy Department

    Welcome to the Gastroenterological Endoscopy Department. Let’s review the role, location and professionals found in the GI Department. Examine basic endoscope anatomy and common medical procedures that will take place in the Gastroenterological Endoscopy Department.

    Course Objectives:

    • Explain the role and location of the Endoscopy Department in the hospital
    • Explain the role of each healthcare professional found in the Endoscopy Department
    • Identify the basic equipment and types of scopes used in the Endoscopy Department
    • Identify the types of procedures performed in the Endoscopy Department

  • (1832)
  • 1-2 Credit Hours

    Endoscopy Processing

    HLD or Sterilization: Is there a Choice Webinar

    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? Find the answer here.

    Course Objectives:

    • 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

  • (1813)