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A fter we manually clean an endo- scope's reusable biopsy valve, air-water button and suction but- ton, we put the parts into a reusable mesh bag. We then place the bag and the scope together into an automatic endoscope reprocessor. When the reprocessing cycle ends, we place the valve and buttons in a dry bag, and hang it with the scope in a storage cabinet. That way if a post-procedure infection occurs, we're better able to isolate any potential source of con- tamination. Joyce Mackler, RN, MSN, CASC Seaford (Del.) Endoscopy Center seafordendoscopy @comcast.net 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 Store Endoscopes and Their Parts Together • IN THE BAG Keeping scope parts attached to endoscopes improves infection tracking. Joyce Mackler, RN, MSN, CASC Ideas Work That

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