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The Power to Prevent SSIs - June 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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8 0 • 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 U N E 2 0 1 7 W hen's the last time you ventured into the scope room? If you're like most OR leaders, it's probably been a while. After all, you don't know how to oper- ate a flushing pump, an automated endoscope reprocessor (AER) or a leak tester. What words of wisdom can you offer reprocessing techs who have years of experi- ence? Plenty, it turns out. Yes, you're no expert, but there's much you can do to help your reprocessors perform their most vital role safely • OBSERVE AND MONITOR Scope reprocessors are the least trained and least paid people in most facilities, yet they have a most vital role. Learn how to observe and monitor scope reprocessing procedures at your center. Because there's a lot you don't know about endoscope reprocessing. Laura Schneider, RN, CGRN, CASC, CFER | Addison, Texas Don't Be a Stranger To the Scope Room

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