The lead article in the February issue of Perspectives addresses interim life safety code measures as required by. This standard is particularly important because EP 3 by itself is associated with an adverse outcome, accreditation with follow up survey, (AFS) if there is a failure to have an ILSM policy and evaluate life safety code deficiencies using that policy.
SGNA has two new clinical practice guidelines, one on reprocessing of flexible GI endoscopes and a second on infection prevention in the GI setting. These can be downloaded from SGNA using this link: https://www.sgna.org/Education/Standards-Practice-Guidelines
In the flexible scope document SGNA provides guidance on minimum cycle documentation including:
• procedure date and time
• patients name and MR #
• endoscopists name
• endoscope model and serial number or other identifier
• names of individuals who reprocessed the endoscope.