iLearning Recorded Webinar
Introduction to High Level Disinfection for Endoscopes and Accessories
The concerns over Infection Prevention in the Endoscopy unit have become increasingly complicated. This recorded webinar is designed to provide a foundation for using chemical germicides in performing HLD of endoscopes and accessories. It is expected that staff responsible for processing endoscopes and accessories will employ practices that ensure infection prevention and safety for patients and staff.
This faculty directed, learner-paced education activity is intended primarily for RNs with a responsibility for or an interest in the high level disinfection of endoscopy equipment, who are concerned for patient safety and infection prevention. The presentation will also be of interest to allied healthcare personnel and MDs involved in the procedures.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1) Using the Spaulding Classification Scheme, determine the category of medical devices encountered in the GI Suite requiring high-level disinfection.
2) Discuss health hazards common to chemical disinfectants.
3) Explain the significance of MEC/MRC testing in ensuring patient safety in the endoscopy suite.
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 Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA).
- 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 Boston Scientific Endoscopy.
- Non-commercial company support: None.
- Alternative/Complementary therapy: None.
- Implicit Bias: Educational Dimensions supports efforts to eliminate health care disparities and implicit bias in medical treatment along the lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status other characteristics in CNE activities addressing direct patient care.
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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- Return Visitors: If you have registered already you do not need to register again. Just Sign In using your email and eLearning ID.
- 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.
- If you encounter any technical problems during this eLearning activity, please contact us.
Recorded Webinar Video
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008). A Rational Approach to Disinfection and Sterilization. Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities.
FDA-Cleared Sterilants and High Level Disinfectants with General Claims for Processing Reusable Medical and Dental Devices. (9/25/19). U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
FDA Guidance for Industry and FDA Reviewers. (2000). Content and Format of Premarket Notification [510(k)] Submissions for Liquid Chemical Sterilants/High Level Disinfectants. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration.
Rutala, WA & Weber, DJ. Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008. (Update May, 2019). CDC.
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. Standards of Infection Prevention in Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes, 2018
SGNA Gastroenterology Nursing A Core Curriculum 6th Edition, 2019.
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Guidelies for Use of High-Level Disinfectants & Sterilants in the Gastroenterology Setting, 2017.
SGNA Standard of Infection Prevention in the Gastroenterology Setting, 2019.