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Throw Away The Script - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2019

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1 1 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 H ow long can an endoscope hang in storage before you have to reprocess it again? There's no definitive answer, but 7 days is the consensus storage interval based on research and expert recommendations. Our facility's leaders agreed that 7 days is an acceptable limit. We tag each scope with the date that we hang it in our cabinet so staff know at a glance when 7 days have passed (see "How Long Have Your Scopes Been Hanging?" on page 72). Kevin Anderson, BSN, RN, CSSM, CRCST, CER | Wyandotte, Mich. Hang Time How long can endoscopes remain in storage before you should reprocess them again? • JUST HANGING OUT How many days can a reprocessed endoscope hang in storage before you should reprocess it? Kevin Anderson BSN, RN, CSSM, CRCST, CER

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