The Society for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates has released a number of resources for infection prevention in the GI setting.
Here are nine steps for reprocessing GI scopes, according to the "Standards of Infection Prevention in Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes" report.
2. Leak testing
3. Manual cleaning
4. Rinse after cleaning
5. Visual inspection
6. High-level disinfection (manual or automated)
7. Rinse after high-level disinfection
8. Drying (alcohol and forced air)