SPD endoscope reprocessing quality performance hinges on practice, procedure – not product

Oct. 26, 2022

1. Thoroughly educating, training, vetting and certifying SPD staffers on proper and effective cleaning techniques

2. Demanding, receiving and following validated instructions for use (IFUs)

4. Comprehensively monitoring and tracking all steps in the process with sensors and video technology

3. Holding staffers accountable/responsible for endoscope cleaning “violations”

5. Switching to disposable/single-use-only endoscopic devices for selected endoscopic procedures only (e.g., bronchoscopy, etc.)

6. Switching to endoscopes that contain disposable/single-use-only components that can be discarded or swapped out after use

7. Switching to disposable/single-use-only endoscopic devices for all endoscopic procedures

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