advertiser banner advertiser banner advertiser banner
Digital Issues

Archive >  November, 2006 VII, No. 11

Scope Reprocessing: 4 Corners You Just Can't Cut

In these areas, you should be doing more, not less.

Pat Holland, BSN, RN, CGRN

It's well-known that reprocessing personnel must turn over an amazing number of scopes every day, so it's not uncommon for them to cut a few corners here and there to keep pace. As much as we'd all like to think that time doesn't matter, though, it does. Look at the literature: Any documented incident of an infection outbreak has been linked to a breach in reprocessing. To help keep a cross-contamination situation from occurring in your facility, let's take a look at four areas where such breaches happen far too often.

 
Have an account? Please sign in:
Email Address:
Password:
DID YOU SEE THIS?
General Anesthesia

The Key to Smoother IV Starts

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

Infection Prevention - Antiseptic Doesn't Mean Contamination-Free

Ensure your prep and cleaning solutions prevent, instead of contribute to, infection.

Take a Proactive Approach Against MRSA

Study advocates aggressive patient treatment over screening and isolation.

3 Sure-Fire Steps to Standardized Preps

How we secured frontline buy-in and ensure continued compliance.