Month: February 2016

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Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) Explained

The lead article in the February issue of Perspectives addresses interim life safety code measures as required by LS.01.02.01. 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.

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New Endoscope Processing Guidelines from SGNA

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.

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