Newly Update Reprocessing Guideline Adopted (By: Barbara Williams, Dir of QM)
GIC Endoscopy Centers have adopted the updated Multisociety Guideline on Reprocessing Flexible GI Endoscopes, produced by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The guideline was electronically published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology on May 2, 2011.
The updated guidance document provides additional discussion of new or evolving reprocessing issues. Specific additions or changes include review of expanded details related to critical reprocessing steps, reprocessing issues for various endoscope attachments and discussion of risks related to selected periprocedural practices.