Patient Safety Tool: Endoscope Reprocessing Competency Worksheet

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, professor of infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, offers a free, downloadable form to measure professionals' competency on endoscope reprocessing.



The form covers a wide range of competencies, including proper donning of personal protective equipment and demonstration of proper knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting solutions, labels and handling of biopsy forceps and other instrumentation.

Download the endoscope reprocessing competency worksheet for use in your facility.

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