Why Infection Prevention
Focus on Infection Prevention with SGNA Offerings! SGNA if proud to focus on infection prevention with offerings to help your unit ensure the very best in patient care.
SGNA Resources for Quality and Safety
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Be a Champion!
Unit-designated SGNA Infection Prevention Champions carry out the mission and vision of the program, educating self and gastroenterology/endoscopy staff on infection prevention/control topics, maintaining high quality control within the endoscopy arena and addressing performance improvement needs.
Sign Up for the Program!
To access Champion Program information and resources click on the link below for your session. Winter Session runs January 1 - December 31 and the Summer Session run June 1 - May 31. All program materials can be found on the session pages.
Champions must be logged in to view session materials. If you need assistance with your login, please email SGNA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Infection Prevention Toolkit Resources
Not in the Infection Prevention Champions program but still want to learn more about infection prevention? Check out these free resources to access the most up-to-date infection prevention information.
SGNA has compiled practice guidelines and documents recommended by leading authorities on infection prevention. Use these documents to help develop your unit’s best infection prevention practices.
Professional Society Guidelines
Access manufacturer instructions for routine care and maintenance for endoscopes and accessories. You can also read reprocessing “Cliffs Notes.”
From documents on infection prevention in an outpatient setting to information about terminal cleaning of procedure rooms, this section provides guides and resources to help you develop best practices.
Best Practice Tools
Need samples of internal department documents? Click here for templates of samples of department resources.
See examples of damaged and improperly handled scopes to help you understand what to look out for and what not to do.
Pass It On!
Help SGNA raise awareness about the Infection Prevention Champions program! Find out ways you can help recruit Champions and spread the word about the resources in the Infection Prevention toolkit.