Archive January 2017 XVIII, No. 1

Ideas That Work: An Inexpensive Way to Transport Dirty Endoscopes

transporting used endoscopes by bag ZIP IT Transporting used endoscopes by bag is safe and inexpensive while saving storage space.

An Inexpensive Way to Transport Dirty Endoscopes

We transport endoscopes from the procedure room to the cleaning room in big Ziploc-like bags. The disposable bags seal closed like a sandwich bag to prevent potential exposure to staff while transporting soiled scopes from the procedure room to the cleaning room. They're much less expensive than commercial transport kits, and take up much less storage space.

Nichole Burke, RN
GI Diagnostics Endoscopy Center
Marietta, Ga.
nburke@gigeorgia.com

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