Recent research has identified an education gap in staff responsible for flexible endoscope reprocessing, resulting in increased rates of human error. The increasing level of complexity of flexible endoscopes requires meticulous attention to detail when cleaning. This learner-paced continuing education activity will provide information regarding the functions and challenges of flexible endoscope reprocessing. Participants will enhance their knowledge of flexible endoscopes and potential areas of processing challenge areas
This learner-paced education activity is intended primarily for RNs with a responsibility for or an interest in ensuring safe patient care in the endoscopy suite and endoscope processing area. 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 structure and functions of flexible endoscope components encountered in the GI Suite or scope processing area
Identify families of flexible scopes encountered in the GI Suite or scope processing area
List challenges for reprocessing flexible scopes encountered in the GI Suite or scope processing area
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, achieving a score of 80% on the post-test 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.
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), 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 register, attend the entire program, including resulting Q & A, 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.
Alternative/Complementary 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
Detailed instructions for completing this Recorded Webinar activity
The following steps will assist you in your successful completion of this iLearning 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
Barakat et al. (2018). Comparison of automated and manual drying. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,
FDA MAUDE reports 7180785 and 7181242, January, 2018.
Ofstead et al. (2018). Residual moisture and waterborne pathogens inside flexible endoscopes::
Evidence from a multisite study of endoscope drying effectiveness. AJIC, 46(6), 689-696
Perumpail et al. (2019). Comparison of drying effectiveness and microbial levels. AJIC, 000, 1-7.