Of Critical Importance: 10 Essential Steps for Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes

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Of Critical Importance: 10 Essential Steps for Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes

There are more outbreaks of healthcare associated infections related to flexible endoscopes than with any other medical device! These complex medical devices are difficult to clean, and their Instructions for Use are detailed, lengthy, and must be followed every time. The goal of this program is to educate, and remind reprocessing professionals of the essential steps necessary to make them safe for patient use.

Program Highlights

Created in 2018 and featuring renowned expert Cori Ofstead, this program is based upon the latest protocols established by IAHCSMM, AAMI, AORN and other leading healthcare organizations. Topics covered include:

  • Pre-Cleaning at Point Of Use

  • Leak Testing

  • Cleaning

  • Visual Inspection

  • Cleaning Verification Test

  • Preparing for Sterilization or High-Level Disinfection

  • Drying

  • Transport

  • Storage

  • Documentation

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Learning Objective

To educate staff on 10 essential steps that should be followed each and every time when reprocessing flexible endoscopes

Quote Author

IAHCSMM’s endoscope reprocessing video is unparalleled in the field, and provides a great introduction to the steps involved in cleaning and disinfecting endoscopes! -- Cori L. Ofstead

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Program Includes
  • Bonus Resource CD
  • Approved for Continuing Education
  • 10 Question Post Test with Answer Key
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Learning Tools Included

Clinical Advisors

Natalie Lind, CRCST, CHL, FCS
IAHCSMM Education Director

Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH
Ofstead & Associates

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