Endoscope Cleaning: Importance of Biofilm Removal
Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc. and Educational Dimensions

is pleased to present an eLearning activity


 

Endoscope Cleaning: Importance of Biofilm Removal

Overview

Adequate disinfection of endoscopes begins with cleaning of accumulated biofilm. Thorough penetration and removal of biofilm requires the correct combination of detergent and cleaning method to access all of an endoscope where biofilm can grow. The importance of the cleaning combination on biofilm removal has been extensively studied. The study results and the impact on endoscope cleaning will be presented.

Target Audience

This web-based independent study is intended primarily for RNs with an interest in the impact of biofilm in GI Endoscopy. It will also be of interest to allied healthcare personnel and MDs involved in endoscopy.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of biofilm in bacterial growth and infection
  2. Consider information from recent studies in order to examine existing disinfection practices in the clinical area

Teaching Methodology

Participants will complete the web-based learning activity entitled “Endoscope Cleaning: Importance of Biofilm Removal”. They will view the audio/video presentation, then register to take the post-test and complete the evaluation on the website. They will submit the documentation as directed. A bibliographic reference is included for those wishing additional information.

Contact Hours

Upon completion of the entire 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.
Contact hours are available for this eLearning activity until 31 August 2019.

Accreditation

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, the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider Number 317 and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider Number WV97-0217RN.

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 is considered GI Specific for the purpose of re-certification by contact hours through the ABCGN.

This program has been pre-approved by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) for 1 contact hour.

Disclosures

  1. Successful completion: Participants must register, complete the entire program and submit required documentation.
  2. Conflict of interest: Planners disclose no conflict of interest. Program presenters, as employees of the commercial support entity, hereby disclose a conflict of interest. Faculty have signed a statement agreeing to present information fairly and without bias.
  3. Commercial company support: Fees are underwritten by education funding provided by Medivators.
  4. Non-commercial company support: None.
  5. 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 Educational Dimensions.

 

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