Flexible endoscopy has become tremendously popular as less invasive procedures are preferred, advancements in endoscopic technology continue to evolve, and endoscopic techniques are constantly being refined. Healthcare professionals must understand the importance of proper care and handling of flexible endoscopes to promote patient safety and to ensure cost efficiency.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
This study guide will discuss the trends driving endoscopy today, the types and parts of flexible endoscopes, and the care and handling of these devices.
Upon completion of this study guide program, the participant should be able to:
1. Compare the different types of flexible endoscopes and their anatomy.
2. Discuss how to reprocess a flexible endoscope, including care and handling tips.