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Proper use of PPE during endoscopy

Real-world challenges with PPE in endoscopy and reprocessing suites and strategies for sustainable, science-driven solutions.

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  • Hand hygiene in healthcare settings (FREE)

    This brief webinar explains the importance of practicing proper hand hygiene and provides an overview of the steps involved.

    FREE WEBINAR. Not eligible for CE credit.

    Hand hygiene is a critical part of our infection prevention toolkit. Its importance has been highlighted in recent years as healthcare workers face superbug outbreaks and new pandemics. This webinar uses real-world examples of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) and self-contamination by healthcare workers to make the case for performing hand hygiene properly every time. The speaker will explain the basics of HAIs and describe guidelines for hand hygiene from WHO, CDC, and professional organizations. Participants will be guided through the steps involved in proper hand washing and hand sanitizing. This brief webinar is a good introduction to hand hygiene for new employees and refresher for those receiving annual training and competency testing. 

  • Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during endoscopy and reprocessing

    Includes Credits

    This CE-eligible webinar describes real-world challenges with PPE in endoscopy and reprocessing suites along with strategies for sustainable, science-driven solutions.

    Eligible for Contact Hours | IAHCSMM: 1.0 Contact Hours | CBSPD: 1.0 Contact Hours | RN: 1.0 Contact Hours

    Endoscopy and reprocessing personnel are exposed to numerous hazards on the job, including toxic chemicals, sick patients, and biohazardous materials. Endoscopes are used in diverse procedures and personnel may come into contact with blood, feces, mucus, and other secretions harboring potential pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical in shielding healthcare workers from these occupational health exposures, but only if it is used properly every time. This webinar summarizes key federal regulations and professional standards that guide PPE practice during endoscopic procedures and reprocessing activities. The presenter is an epidemiologist and infection control expert. She will provide insights from her research and auditing experience, published evidence, and government documents that support the rationale for correct and consistent PPE use. This webinar also provides frontline personnel and managers with strategies for sustainable, science-driven methods for improving routine PPE adherence and addressing PPE shortages in times of crisis.

  • What’s inside your scopes? Simethicone and other insoluble products used during endoscopy

    Includes Credits

    This CE-eligible webinar will provide information about insoluble products like simethicone, lubricants, and tissue glue that may impact endoscope reprocessing effectiveness.

    Eligible for Contact Hours | IAHCSMM: 1.0 Contact Hours | CBSPD: 1.0 Contact Hours | RN: 1.0 Contact Hours

    During this webinar, the presenter describes her team’s groundbreaking discovery of simethicone inside gastrointestinal endoscopes. She explains how the substance was originally identified and describes her team’s detection of other insoluble products on bronchoscopes and GI endoscopes. The presenter discusses the nature of these products, their clinical value, and the dilemma posed by policies that prohibit their use. This course is designed to empower clinicians, perioperative nurses, central service managers, and reprocessing personnel interested in identifying suspicious residues found on endoscopes. The webinar includes recommendations for addressing the use of these insoluble products, including methods for determining which products are being used, conducting risk assessments, and developing strategies for reducing the risk.

  • COVID-19 and bronchoscopy: Evidence from the field (FREE) Cannot use Internet Explorer browser

    This webinar provides an overview of scientific evidence related to bronchoscope reprocessing effectiveness and the use of bronchoscopes during COVID-19 outbreaks.

    FREE WEBINAR. Not eligible for CE credit.

    Bronchoscopy played an important role in identifying the virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic, and there will be a continued need for bronchoscopy among critically ill COVID-19 patients and others with serious conditions. There is substantial evidence that bronchoscope reprocessing is not consistently effective. Inadequate reprocessing puts healthcare personnel and patients at risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other pathogens harbored in bronchoscopes. This webinar is designed to provide timely evidence to clinicians, infection preventionists, and reprocessing personnel who handle reusable bronchoscopes. The presenter is an epidemiologist who specializes in infection prevention. She explains key findings from her bronchoscope reprocessing studies and COVID-19 studies by others working in the field. This webinar also describes strategies for reducing bronchoscopy-associated risks that impact healthcare personnel and patient safety.

  • Minimizing the risk of exposure, injury, and infection during bronchoscopy (FREE)

    Includes Credits

    This CE-eligible webinar will provide information about bronchoscopes and help you implement quality management strategies for bronchoscope reprocessing and maintenance.

    Eligible for Contact Hours | IAHCSMM: 1.0 Contact Hours | CBSPD: 1.0 Contact Hours | RN: 1.0 Contact Hours

    Numerous outbreaks and patient injuries have been linked to the use of contaminated and damaged bronchoscopes. Residual bioburden in bronchoscopes can also impact clinical lab results and cause patients to be treated for infections they may not have. Bronchoscopes are used and reprocessed by diverse personnel in numerous departments, which makes it challenging to ensure that reprocessing is done correctly every time—especially when bronchoscopes are used in emergency situations. This webinar explores factors that contribute to patient vulnerability and reprocessing effectiveness. The presenter will discuss insights from her research and recommendations for quality management strategies that participants can implement in their own institutions. This course is designed to provide clinicians, perioperative nurses, central service managers, and reprocessing personnel with information and resources that will enable them to evaluate and improve their bronchoscope reprocessing and maintenance programs.