Evaluation of Your Endoscope's Environment: Outcome-Oriented Process Improvement

Suggested Reading

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (2017) Multi-society Guideline for Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endosocpes.  SHEA Position Paper. Nelson et al.

American Society for Testing and Materials. (2000). ASTM standard for cleaning and disinfection of flexible fiberoptic and video endoscopes used in the examination of the hollow viscera (F1518-00). West Conshohocken, PA.

AORN 2015. Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes.

Favero, MS (1991).  Strategies for disinfection and sterilization of endoscopes: The gap between basic principles and actual practice. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 12(5), 279-281.

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. (2017). Endoscope Reprocessing Crosswalk.

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (5 Standards of Infection Prevention in Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes. Chicago, IL.

US Department of Health and Human Services – FDA (2015). Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings: Validation Methods and Labeling.

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