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  • 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.

  • Conducting visual inspections of flexible endoscopes using lighted magnification

    Includes Credits

    Help improve patient safety with this CE-eligible webinar. Part 2 in a series.

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

    Numerous patient injuries and infections have been caused by the use of damaged and dirty endoscopes. To help improve patient safety, AAMI/ANSI, AORN, and SGNA guidelines recommend that endoscopes be inspected using good lighting and magnification every time they are used. This webinar describes tools and methods for conducting visual inspections of the outsides of flexible endoscopes. It illustrates important differences between ureteroscopes, cystoscopes, bronchoscopes, colonoscopes, gastroscopes, and specialty scopes such as EBUS, EUS, and ERCP scopes. Participants will see numerous photos of defects and debris and learn from an epidemiologist about evidence on the clinical impact of such defects. This course will empower front line reprocessing specialists, nursing personnel, infection preventionists, and clinic managers to conduct visual inspections of endoscopes and identify issues that could impact reprocessing effectiveness, impede procedural success, or injure patients. It will increase the evidence base regarding reprocessing effectiveness and endoscope durability.

  • 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.

  • Conducting visual examinations of flexible endoscopes: A focus on channels and ports

    Includes Credits

    Help improve patient safety with this CE-eligible webinar. Part 1 in a series.

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

    AAMI/ANSI, AORN, and SGNA guidelines recommend visual inspection using good lighting and magnification. Borescopes allow technicians to examine the complex interiors of flexible endoscopes, which facilitates early identification of scopes that would benefit from additional cleaning, repair, or refurbishment. This is a CE course on visual inspection based on scientific evidence and our experience examining hundreds of endoscopes. This webinar describes tools and methods for conducting visual exams using borescopes and provides insights about common findings and their clinical implications. This course will empower front line reprocessing specialists, nursing personnel, infection preventionists, and clinic managers to conduct visual examinations of endoscopes and identify issues that could impact reprocessing effectiveness, impede procedural success, or injure patients. It will increase the evidence base regarding reprocessing effectiveness and endoscope durability.

  • Performing biochemical tests to verify cleaning effectiveness for flexible endoscopes

    Includes Credits

    This CE-eligible webinar will help you design and implement a quality assurance program to verify your endoscope cleaning effectiveness.

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

    Residual soil that is not removed from endoscopes during manual cleaning may reduce the effectiveness of HLD and sterilization, putting patients at risk for exposure to other patients’ tissue, secretions, and potential pathogens. Cleaning verification using rapid indicators is one method for determining if endoscopes are clean before they are disinfected or sterilized. This webinar will introduce several types of cleaning verification tests and explain how they can be used and interpreted. The presenter will provide insights, photos, and videos of rapid indicator tests from her experience in the field. Participants will learn strategies for setting up their own programs that improve patient safety with sustainable cleaning verification processes. This course is designed to give frontline managers and reprocessing personnel the tools they need to develop their own quality assurance program for manual cleaning.