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SGNA Resources for Quality and Safety

The FDA released a safety communication on Thursday, February 19, 2015 to raise awareness among healthcare professionals, including those working in reprocessing units in healthcare facilities, that the complex design of ERCP endoscopes (also called duodenoscopes) may impede effective reprocessing.

SGNA shares these important resources on quality and safety:

Facility CRE Risk Assessment Tool
Use this tool as a framework to assess your facility's risk specific to CRE transmission related to ERCP procedures.

Surveillance FAQs
This document provides general information specific to the surveillance of gastrointestinal endoscopes.

Gas Sterilization of Endoscopes FAQs
This document provide general information specific to the gas sterilization of gastrointestinal endoscopes.

SGNA Standard of Infection Control in Reprocessing of Gastrointestinal Endoscopes

SGNA Standard of Infection Prevention in the Gastroenterology Setting

SGNA Statement on Reprocessing of Accessories and Valves

The SGNA Infection Prevention Champions Program
The Infection Prevention Champions Program details a systematic approach to evaluate your unit, and then develop a clear plan for improvement. Your Infection Prevention Champion will partner with the nurse manager and appropriate infection prevention stakeholders to evaluate current practices and areas for improvement, guided with SGNA resources along the way. Learn more and apply at www.sgna.org/InfectionPrevention.

SGNA High-Level Disinfection Module
Infection prevention is an imperative part of GI/endoscopy nursing. The SGNA High-Level Disinfection Module interprets widely endorsed scientific theory into understandable, step-by-step guidelines. The sixth edition incorporates the most current practice documents pertinent to reprocessing. To order, visit the SGNA Marketplace.

Additional Resources:

ASGE

CDC

FDA

AJIC

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