This faculty-directed, learner-paced activity will provide information and guidance for participants to recognize, identify and analyze potential gaps in endoscopy processing practice. The speaker will review how acceptable and best practices are determined, providing a roadmap for analysis of the risks inherent in each of the nine steps of processing flexible endoscopes in the gastroenterology endoscopy suite. Upon completion, participants will be able to explain why certain practices are considered unacceptable and relate those practices to potential patient safety and worker safety issues. They will be able to describe how to analyze the risks involved in unacceptable practices.
This independent study CNE activity is intended primarily for RNs with an interest in endoscope reprocessing and ensuring patient safety in GI Endoscopy. It will also be of interest to allied healthcare personnel and MDs involved in endoscopy.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Explain concepts of best practice and practice gaps
Discuss the identification and analysis of risks in clinical practice
Review risks associated with processing flexible endoscopes in GI and other endoscopy settings
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 program, achieving a score of 80% on the post-test and submission of a completed evaluation, participants will be granted 1 contact hour. No partial credit will be granted.
Provider is 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.
It is the responsibility of the licensee to verify acceptance of contact hours for relicensure.
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 1 hour earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.
This program has been pre-approved by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) for 1 hour.
This program has been approved by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) for 1 hour.
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 speaker, as an employee of the commercial support entity, hereby discloses a conflict of interest. The speaker has signed a statement agreeing to present information fairly and without bias.
Commercial company support: Fees are underwritten by education funding provided by Cantel Medical.
Non-commercial company support: None.
Complementary/Alternative therapy: None.
Certificate Issue / Replacement
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
Detailed instructions for completing this eLearning activity
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.
If you encounter any technical problems during this eLearning activity, please contact us.
Description of the professional practice gap. Retrieved from https://www.aznurse.org/page/CE2018GAP. Retrieved 6-10-2020.
Parente, D. (2007). Could biopsy port valves be a source for potential flexible endoscope contamination? Infection Control Today, 11(6).
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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX. Retrieved from https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/cme/eventplanning/professionalgaps/aspx. Accessed 6-10-2020.
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