Proper GI Scope Disinfection: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic - On-Demand
July 14, 2015
Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS, (MT)ASCP, CIC, CHSP, CBSPD
Terry Micheels, MSN, RN, CIC
Patient deaths related to improperly reprocessed endoscopes have hit the national media. If your endoscopes and other diagnostic GI scopes aren’t properly cleaned and disinfected, they can expose future patients to antibiotic-resistant diseases such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or (CRE) that can kill up to 50% of infected patients. Don’t let your facility be the next statistic. Join infection control experts Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS, (MT)ASCP, CIC, CHSP, CBSPD, and Terry Micheels, MSN, RN, CIC, as they discus everything your organization needs to know to ensure proper GI scope disinfection and protect the lives of your patients. This 90-minute webcast covers the critical steps of high-level disinfection that must be met each and every day. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to ensure your organization complies with requirements set by The Joint Commission and CMS.
1. Overview of the problem
- How did this happen?
- Why are GI scopes hard to disinfect?
- Dangers of improperly disinfecting scopes
- The disinfection process
- Disinfection vs. high-level sterilization
- What didn’t the manufacturers tell us, and how are they responding?
2. Developing your facility’s disinfection process
- Conducting a risk assessment—are you in danger?
- Following CDC guidelines
- Preventing GI scope infections
- Making sure you are doing the job right
- Using checklists to ensure step-by-step compliance
- Proper storage and processing of endoscopes
- Review the problem of improper GI scope disinfection
- Learn how to create facility programs to oversee compliance with high-level disinfection for different medical devices reprocessed by various departments
- Identify tools to measure staff competency and compliance with high-level disinfection
Who Should Listen
Infection preventionists, leadership with departments accountable for HLD
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