Category: Infection Prevention
Title: Is That Scope Safe? Flexible Endoscope Cleaning
Presented by Stephen Kovach, Director of Education, Healthmark Industries
Stephen M. Kovach is the Director of Education at Healthmark Industries located in Fraser, Michigan. He has been in the hospital field for over 37 years. He started his career as a sterilization orderly in 1975. Stephen has a BS from Central Michigan University, with a Major in Biology & History.
Stephen is active both on the state and national levels of various professional organizations as well as having held many positions. Stephen was the Educational Chair for AORN Specialty Assembly for SP/MM (2006-2010), which was a volunteer position. He is a voting member on various AAMI committees. He also has been an instructor at the Community College level and published many articles varying in subject matter from perfusion to the importance of cleaning surgical instruments. Stephen has a personal web site where you can read many of his articles: www.cpdguy.net. He has also authored chapters in both the IAHCSMM 7th Technical Manual and the Management Manual. Stephen recently received the IAHCSMM Award of Honor for his dedication to improving the role Central Service plays in the hospital. He also was named by Hospital Purchasing News in 2007 as one of the 30 most influential people within the field of Central Service.
This one hour presentation by Stephen Kovach was presented at our Infection Prevention Strategies for Ambulatory Surgery Centersconference in April 2015. Stephen helps you understand how to make sure a scope is ready for your patient and gives some background information to make sure that your scope is clean enough and safe to be used.
- To know what your customer knows about your process.
- To understand the anatomy of scopes.
- To know the literature on the issues with flexible scopes.
- To know the evidence-based clinically relevant products on monitoring flexible scopes.
- To know possible quality improvement programs to help ensure your scope is patient ready.
- Understanding that if it is not clean, it may not be able to be high-level disinfected or sterilized.
Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth 1.0 Credit Hour of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your certificates, using the Certificate Request Form found in the link below. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last names, position title (RN ,BSN, etc.), license numbers (if professionals) and date of completion.
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