The following guest blog/question is from Deana Grant, RN, BSN, CRN-C, a regulatory compliance coordinator in Kentucky. If you have an answer to her question, please leave it in the comment space below, or e-mail it to EndoNurse editor Michelle Beaver at email@example.com.
We are a freestanding surgery center with a separate endoscopy area. Currently we are evaluating different methods of transporting our scopes to and from the procedure rooms and ORs and are interested to see how other places are conducting this process (containers, bags, hand carrying to room)? The standard states that the scope is to be transported in a closed container.
We currently are using the bulky containers and would like to get rid of them if we can. There are so many factors to consider with the pre-cleaning process, that with our facility this process begins in the procedure room, which just so happens to be that the diluted enzymatic is placed in the container. We have started to look at other methods, but this will also require us to look at a different method of our pre-cleaning process. Thoughts, ideas ....please.
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