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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 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 | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 I D E A S T H A T W O R K R E P R O C E S S I N G R E C O R D An Easy Way to Track Reprocessed Endoscopes H ere's a convenient way to keep track of every- thing you need to know about your endoscope reprocessing and to be able to trace which scope was used on which patient, if necessary. Every time you reprocess an endoscope, put the printout from the AER into a clear plastic sleeve (available at any business supply store) and attach it to the scope with a thick rubber band. The printout shows the scope's serial num- ber, the date it was processed, which tech processed it and that all steriliza- tion parameters were met. Then, after the scope is used, the circulat- ing nurse takes the printout out of the sleeve and tapes it into the patient's permanent record and the process starts again. Tara Bean, CST Bayonet Point Surgery & Endoscopy Center Hudson, Fla. tara.bean@hcahealthcare.com z FOR THE RECORD Each AER printout stays with the scope and eventually becomes part of the patient's permanent record. Christy Falke, RN

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