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Manager's Guide to Infection Control - May 2016

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2 0 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E M A Y 2 0 1 6 B reakdowns in endoscope reprocessing are making headlines seemingly every day. Take Baystate Noble Hospital, for example. The Westfield, Mass., hospi- tal found itself in the news last January after it was forced to alert nearly 300 colonoscopy patients that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepati- tis B and hepatitis C. Why? Because the hospital's repro- cessing staff wasn't trained on proper high-level disinfec- tion techniques for endoscopes. Many of those patients have filed lawsuits against the hospital. Without a standardized practice, how many more The New Standard in Endoscope A new national guideline offers clear advice for proper high- level disinfection. Nancy Chobin, RN, CSPM Lebanon, N.J. Download ANSI/AAMI ST91:2015 for $195 at osmag.net/TDa7rX. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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