Proper GI Scope Disinfection: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic - On-Demand

Bookmark and Share

Proper GI Scope Disinfection: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic - On-Demand

Product Code: YS071415D

Availability: In stock

Your Price:
Add Items to Cart

Proper GI Scope Disinfection: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic - On-Demand

loyal listener library

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
July 14, 2015

Presented by:
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

Participants will:

  • 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

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in this webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.