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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 6 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 I D E A S T H A T W O R K B E D S I D E P R E - C L E A N I N G K I T S Standardize Your Scope Pre-Cleaning E nsuring every endoscope is properly pre-cleaned at the point of use can make a big difference in your reprocessing process. The problem is that usually this process isn't stan- dardized and it's easy to take shortcuts or to make mistakes. To make things a little easier, consider bedside pre-cleaning kits. These kits, which several manufacturers offer, are usually customiz- able. They should contain a single-use brush, a pre-moistened sponge and lubricant. For procedures not done in a GI suite, they also should contain a "to-go" kit for safe transfer of the scope to decontamination. z HELPFUL HAND Bedside pre-cleaning kits help staff get a head start on scope reprocessing. Donna Nucci, RN, CIC

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