iLearning Recorded Webinar
Discovering Your Scopes Hidden Secrets
Visual inspection of any medical device is critical during processing. It plays a pivotal role in determining if a medical device is clean enough to undergo high level disinfection or sterilization. It is especially important to inspect both internal channels if possible and the external surfaces where debris can reside in dents, scratches, and crevices. Additionally, evidence has been published to support the amount of bioburden loading on procedurally used medical devices and the amount of bioburden that is removed during the cleaning of these devices. This program discusses the important role visualization plays in flexible endoscope processing and provides strategies for utilizing available technology to achieve the highest level of success in validating the cleaning process outcome.
This faculty-directed education activity is intended primarily for RNs with a responsibility for or an interest in ensuring safe patient care in the endoscopy suite. The presentation will also be of interest to allied healthcare personnel and MDs involved in endoscopy.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Review evidence-based practice related to visualization of flexible GI endoscopes
- List professional society and regulatory guideline recommendations for visualization during handling and processing of flexible GI endoscopes.
- Identify available technologies to enhance visualization during handling and inspection of flexible GI endoscopes
- Review documentation required for medical device processing performed on GI endoscopes and accessories.
Participants will complete the recorded webinar learning activity. They will view the presentation, then register to complete the evaluation and take the post-test on the website. They will submit the documentation as directed. A bibliographic reference is included for those wishing additional information.
Upon successful completion of the entire online program and submission of required documentation, participants will be granted 1 contact hour. No partial credit will be granted.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 50-574 and the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574.
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), contact hours earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification through the ABCGN.
This program has been pre-approved by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
This program has been approved by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
Successful completion: Participants must complete the entire program, register, achieve a score of 80% on the post-test and submit required documentation.
- Conflict of interest: Planners disclose no conflict of interest. The speakers disclose salary or honorarium from the commercial support entity; they have signed a statement agreeing to present material fairly and without bias.
- Commercial company support: Fees are underwritten by education funding provided by Cantel Medical.
- Non-commercial company support: None.
- Alternative/Complementary therapy: None.
Participants successfully completing the activity and submitting required documentation will be permitted to print a certificate of completion. Participants are advised to retain the certificate for eight years following activity completion.
Replacement of misplaced certificate is available from Educational Dimensions. There is a fee for this service. Request a replacement by contacting us.
Guide to Study
The following steps will assist you in your successful completion of this eLearning Activity.
- Read the content or view the recorded presentation. If you want contact hours at the completion of studying the eLearning material, you will be required to register, complete an evaluation and take a post-test prior to printing your Certificate of Completion. We urge you to complete the eLearning activity once you have started. However, if you do need to come back later, you can sign in with your email and eLearning ID.
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- Evaluation Form: Once you have registered or signed in you will be asked to complete an evaluation form and submit it. This is required to obtain the Certificate of Completion.
- Post-test: A post-test, based on the content of the eLearning activity, will need to be taken. A passing score of 80% is required. This is required to obtain the Certificate of Completion.
- Printing Your Certificate of Completion: Once you have successfully passed the post-test you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion. You will be given an opportunity to verify the information that will be printed on your certificate. Please make sure your printer is ready to print. You will not have access to the certificate page on later visits unless you contact us. Once you choose to print the Certificate of Completion, it will not be possible to make corrections. To obtain a corrected certificate you will need to contact Educational Dimensions. Fees may apply.
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Recorded Webinar Video
AAMI ST:91. (2015). AAMI/ANSI ST:91, Flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in health care facilities. Arlington, VA: AAMI/ANSI.
Barakat, M. T., Huang, R. J., & Banerjee, S. (2018). Simethicone is retained in endoscopes despite reprocessing: Impact of its use on working channel fluid retention and adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence values. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Barakat, M. T., Girotra, M., Huang, R. J., & Banerjee, S. (2018). Scoping the scope: Endoscopic evaluation of endoscope working channels with a new high-resolution inspection endoscope. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 88(4), 601-611. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.01.018
Barakat, M. T., Huang, R. J., & Banerjee, S. (2019). Comparison of automated and manual drying in the elimination of residual endoscope working channel fluid after reprocessing. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 89(1), 124-132. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.08.033
Herrin, A., Loyola, M. Bocian, S. Diskey, A., Friis, C. M., Herron-Rice, L., & et al. (2016). Standards of Infection prevention in reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes. Chicago, IL: Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates.
Oxford Dictionary. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.google.com/search?q=visualization+definition&rlz=1C1GCEB_enUS805US805&oq=visualization&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l4j69i61.6167j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Ofstead, C. L., Wetzler, H. P., Johnson, E. A., Heymann, O. L., Maust, T. J., & Shaw, M. J. (2016). Simethicone residue remains inside gastrointestinal endoscopes despite reprocessing. American Journal of Infection Control 44(11), 1237-1240. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.016
Ofstead, C. L., Heymann, O. L., Quick, M. R., Johnson, E. A., Eiland, J. E., Wetzler, H. W. (2017). The effectiveness of sterilization for flexible ureteroscopes: A real-world study. American Journal of Infection Control 45(8), 888-895.
Thaker, A. M., Kim, S., Sedarat, A., Watson, R. R., & Muthusamy, V. R. (2018). Inspection of endoscope instrument channels after reprocessing using a prototype borescope. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 88(4), 612-619. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.04.2366
Van Wicklin, S. (2016). Guideline for Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes. In R. Conner (Ed.), Guidelines for perioperative practice 2017 edition, pp. 717-800). Denver, CO: AORN, Inc
Visrodia, K., & Petersen, B. T. (2018). Borescope examination: Is there value in visual assessment of endoscope channels?