Endoscopy Decontamination

ED04 - Product Release, Storage & Transportation

Contributes 1 hour to your CPD

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Course Details:

This course explains the requirements for product release post decontamination. Covering the different possible post decontamination storage options and ensuring full traceability.

Aims:

To provide an understanding of product release, transportation, storage and tracking and tracing of decontaminated flexible endoscopes and how these contribute to the safety of patients.

Objectives:

The learner will;

  • Have an understanding of product release.
  • Understand the timelines during which endoscopes should be used following decontamination.
  • Be aware of the difference between storage and controlled environment (drying) cabinets.
  • Understand the principles of Track and Tracing of endoscopes throughout the decontamination process, and how this impacts on patient safety.
  • Be aware of the information provided through labels and electronic data bases and how this is associated with patients.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner will be able to ;

  • Determine if it is appropriate to release an endoscope for patient use.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of when an unused endoscope should be returned to the EDU for re-processing.
  • Explain when it is appropriate to store endoscopes in a storage cabinet, and when a Controlled environment (drying) cabinet should be used.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of an effective track and trace system.
  • Identify what should be included in traceability records.