Visual inspection of flexible endoscopes with lighted magnification

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Visual inspection of flexible endoscopes with lighted magnification LIVE WEBINAR
06/30/2022 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
06/30/2022 at 1:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes “Visual inspection of flexible endoscopes with lighted magnification” will be launched with a live event with Q&A on Thursday, June 30th at 1:00 CT on our educational portal. Learn strategies for inspecting endoscopes with lighted magnification and see real-world images of common defects.
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Damaged or dirty endoscopes place patients at risk for exposures, infections, and injuries. Guidelines and standards recommend visual inspection with lighted magnification for every endoscope, every time. This webinar explains the tools and methods available for conducting visual inspections of endoscope exteriors, describes important aspects of endoscope anatomy, and provides real-world images of common defects found on a variety of endoscope models.

Objectives

By the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the clinical implications of damage and debris found on endoscopes 
  2. Explain tools and methods for conducting visual inspection with lighted magnification
  3. Describe several exterior defects that are commonly identified during visual inspections
  4. List recommendations for visual inspection of flexible endoscopes in current guidelines 
  5. Describe risk assessment and quality improvement strategies for implementing visual inspection with lighted magnification

Content outline
  1. Rationale for visual inspection using lighted magnification
  2. Endoscope anatomy
  3. How to conduct visual inspections using lighted magnification
  4. Common findings from visual inspection with lighted magnification
  5. Establishing a lighted magnification program
  6. Sponsor acknowledgement (supported by an educational grant from Healthmark)

Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH

President & CEO, Ofstead & Associates

Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH, is an epidemiologist with 30 years of experience designing and conducting studies about the impact of clinical processes on patient outcomes. She has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous studies related to infection prevention, instrument reprocessing, and vaccination against infectious diseases. Ms. Ofstead is nationally recognized for her groundbreaking research, and her studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals including CHEST, AJIC, ICHE, Journal of Hospital Infection, Gastroenterology Nursing, and Vaccine. She currently serves as a reviewer for AJIC, Endoscopy, and the Journal of Urology, and is an active member of the editorial board for AJIC. She has presented the findings of her studies at national and international conferences sponsored by the CDC, APIC, IAHCSMM, AORN, SGNA, AGA, and several universities. In addition, she currently serves as a preceptor for epidemiology students in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Abigail G. Smart, MPH

Research Associate, Ofstead & Associates

Abigail Smart, MPH, joined the Ofstead team as a research associate in 2019, where she conducts surveillance of peer-reviewed evidence, industry information, and government reports and databases, and supports primary research and continuing education efforts. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Psychology and a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology. Ms. Smart has experience in a variety of research settings, including as a research assistant for a developmental psychology research group and as a technician in virology and chemistry labs where she conducted analysis for public health and environmental research. Her work has been published in AJIC, and she has presented at the Midwest Psychological Association and the University of Minnesota Cognitive Psychology Seminar. Prior to working at Ofstead, Ms. Smart served as a direct support professional and assistant team lead at care facilities for developmentally disabled adults.