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Essentials of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

Essentials of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

Essentials of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

Cynthia Spry, RN
Cynthia Spry, RN
on behalf of Medline University

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Launch date: 12 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 184752

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Endoscope cleaning is essential to the health and safety of patients, and is paramount in preventing the spread of infection. Endoscopes are complex instruments with many different small channels and parts. Endoscope cleaning protocols help to provide standardized, thorough instructions for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization. This course is designed to help the learner better understand these protocols and the importance of the process as a whole. The course will also identify challenges and common pitfalls in the cleaning process, as well as the danger of bacterial and viral exposure.

Objectives

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the danger of bacterial or viral exposure, and specifically, explain the dangers of carbapenem-resistant 2. Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).
3. Describe the flexible endoscope and list its many components.
4. Outline the endoscope cleaning/processing protocol and best practices.
5. Describe the challenges of flexible endoscope cleaning/processing and common protocol breaches.
Cynthia Spry, RN

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Cynthia Spry, RN
on behalf of Medline University

Cynthia Spry, RN, holds both MA and MS degrees in Education & Nursing and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of surgical services with a focus on sterilization and disinfection. She is now an independent consultant. She retired from Advanced Sterilization Products, a Johnson & Johnson company, where she worked as an international consultant in sterilization and disinfection. Cynthia is a member of APIC, IAHCSMM and AORN where she was a past national president. She has authored over 75 publications, two nursing texts, and was lead author for three AORN evidence-based guidelines. She has presented seminars on many healthcare related topics across the world. Cynthia is also a member of several AAMI Working Groups writing and updating recommended practices, including co-chairing the committee responsible for the ST79 Comprehensive Guide to Steam Sterilization and Sterility Assurance in Health Care Facilities.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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