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

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handling scope reprocessing. "I've been to other facilities where multi- ple people are cleaning scopes in various ways, and there's only one way to do it properly," he says. Meticulous manual cleaning before placing scopes in the AER is key, says Mr. Taylor. He might not have another staffer in the room to check his work, but his own pride and con- science are enough to ensure scopes are prepped properly. "You have to be very careful to not go on autopilot, but I'm very thor- ough," says Mr. Taylor, who will restart the manual cleaning process if there's any question in his mind that he missed a step along the way. Mr. Taylor meets with his backup nurse every quarter to make sure they're on the same page and follow- ing the latest reprocessing guidelines issued by the endoscopes' manufac- turer. He's also very aware there's always more to learn, and constantly seeks the latest information about best practices. OSM E-mail dcook@outpatientsurgery.net. 9 1 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T Don't Compromise Infection Control and Patient Safety If It's Not Clean... It Can't Be Disinfected Monitor enzymatic cleaning of both washer- disinfector and ultrasonic cleaning units. Sensitive to: s %NZYMATIC DETERGENT ACTIVITY s 7ASH CYCLE TIME AND TEMPERATURE s -ECHANICAL ACTION -ONITOR FOR Manual Bath Enzyme activity IS ALSO AVAILABLE Determine the High-Level Disinfectant is above the Minimum Effective Concentration to ensure EFFECTIVE DISINFECTION and enable OPTIMAL REUSE. s %ASY TO USE s 2ELIABLE RESULTS IN 60 – 90 seconds s %ASY INTERPRETATION s 5SE FEWER TESTS FOR QUALITY CONTROL s !VAILABLE FOR BOTH /0! AND '4! disinfectants PINNACLE ™ Monitors for Enzymatic Cleaning Serim Research Corporation P.O. Box 4002, Elkhart, IN 46514 www.serim.com 800-542-4670 ©2015 Serim Research Corp. MKT 15-7PIN&HLD 4/15 DISINTEK ™ DISINTEK ™ High Level Disinfectant Test Strips g ER ME URE TIO A rs C GENT ACTIVITY E E ON AC AC A LE ™ s for Cleaning P fectant

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