AmSurg launched a program in March focused on improving patient safety during scope reprocessing. Here's what you need to know.
1. The program requires staff who reprocess endoscopes between gastroenterology procedures to complete rigorous training and demonstrate a detailed understanding of the highly technical steps associated with the process.
2. Since its launch more than 1,000 healthcare professionals have enrolled in the program.
3. The healthcare field has become increasingly focused on endoscope reprocessing. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation recommended that all staff processing endoscopes complete a series of certification exams.
AmSurg's program meets or exceeds the recommendations
4. AmSurg has several tools and training resources on scope reprocessing and equipping centers to "become centers of choice for both patients and physicians."
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