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Reprocessing Olympus Evis Exera 160VF 160F Q180V Duodenovideoscopes icon

Reprocessing: Olympus Evis Exera 160VF, 160F, & Q180V Duodenovideoscopes

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the various parts of an endoscope
  • Perform endoscope reprocessing steps from pre-cleaning through sterilization
  • Describe how to safely store endoscopes
  • Understand the safety issues surrounding endoscope reprocessing, including the potential harm that can be done to patients, the reprocessing technician, and the equipment itself

Course Description

This course teaches learners the intricate steps of endoscope reprocessing and encourages them to become defenders of patient safety for those undergoing endoscopy procedures.

Did You Know...

  • Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are now almost fully resistant to every known antibiotic, including the “antibiotics of last resort”
  • Infection with CRE bacteria can result in a 50% mortality rate
  • The director of the Centers for Disease Control has referred to CRE as “nightmare bacteria”
  • The CDC recommends “Facilities should review all steps in duodenoscope reprocessing several times a year”

Course at a Glance

target audience icon Target Audience:

Endoscope Reprocessing Technicians

time to complete icon Time to Complete:

35 Minutes

contributor icon Contributor:

Providence Health & Services

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