WEBINAR: Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing
Date: Thursday 3rd September, 2020
Time: 1030 PT, 1130 MT/SK, 1230 CT, 1330 ET, 1430 AT, 1500 NL
Duration: 1 hour
Multiple types of flexible endoscopes have been linked to outbreaks and infections despite following manufacturers’ instructions for use (MIFU). The persistent infection transmission risk despite following the afore-mentioned interventions is alarming. Consequently this issue has received a lot of attention from professional organizations around the world. Despite considerable advancements in endoscope technology, endoscope reprocessing has not received significant amendments since early days. The complexity of scopes, the increase in critical usage, risk of being easily damaged, heavy soiling and potential for contamination with multidrug-resistant organisms are among a multitude of factors which contribute to increased infection risks for patents. This talk is about analyzing the current literature and global guidelines on endoscope reprocessing methodologies, new technologies available, and proposing a procedure for endoscope reprocessing.
ATILA NOZARI, PhD, Scientific Affairs & Education Specialist, is responsible for education and medical device reprocessing support in 3M Canada. He has a background in Chemistry, and has worked in various roles including Quality Assurance, Sales, Marketing and R&D. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a technical expert on Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of Health Care Products).
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