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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 7 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | 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 After a case is finished, staff can open up the kit, grab the sponge — which should already be pre-moistened with the right amount of enzy- matic cleaner — add water and wipe the scope down. Stress to staff that they must add the correct amount of water to the enzymatic clean- er to ensure that it's the right concentration. They can then use the brush to remove gross soil inside the lumen, and safely pack it up before it heads to decontamination. In light of the recent duodenoscope outbreaks and the increased focus on reprocessing standardization, more facilities should be con- sidering these kits. Personally, I see a lot of problems with bedside cleaning, and this is a way to save time while reducing the risk of human error. Donna Nucci, RN, CIC Yale-New Haven Hospital New Haven, Conn. dnucciconsulting@yahoo.com

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