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Work-Life Balance - January 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J a n u a r y 2 0 1 7 T here are no excus- es for improper- ly reprocessed endo- scopes. Not anymore. We've all read about the unspeakable tragedies from inade- quately reprocessed scopes. We know that any gaps in your proce- dures could lead to infections. Is your facility up to date with the lat- est scope reprocessing guidelines? Here are 7 takeaways from the most recent guidance. 1. Pre-clean Everyone knows the importance of point-of-use pre-cleaning, but some still aren't doing it. Pre-clean as soon as possible after the proce- dure is complete. The process should include both suctioning clean- ing solution through the scope channels to moisten and remove Are You Following the New Scope Reprocessing Guidelines? Review these 7 take- aways from the most recent guidance to find out for sure. Marie a. Bashaw, DnP, rn, nEa-BC Dayton, Ohio • BRUSH WITH SUCCESS A common mistake is using the same brush on multiple scopes.

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