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Ideas That Work: Reprocessing Record
Reprocessed Endoscopes
Tara Bean
Publish Date: December 1, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
AER printout stays with the scope FOR THE RECORD Each AER printout stays with the scope and eventually becomes part of the patient's permanent record.

Reprocessing Record
Reprocessed Endoscopes

Here's a convenient way to keep track of everything you need to know about your endoscope reprocessing and to be able to trace which scope was used on which patient, if necessary.

Every time you reprocess an endoscope, put the printout from the AER into a clear plastic sleeve (available at any business supply store) and attach it to the scope with a thick rubber band. The printout shows the scope's serial number, the date it was processed, which tech processed it and that all sterilization parameters were met. Then, after the scope is used, the circulating nurse takes the printout out of the sleeve and tapes it into the patient's permanent record and the process starts again.

Tara Bean, CST
Bayonet Point Surgery & Endoscopy Center
Hudson, Fla.
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