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SGNA

SGNA STANDARDS, GUIDELINES, AND POSITION STATEMENTS

SGNA's Standards and Position Statements address issues directly affecting the practice of gastroenterology nursing. The references provided in each document can be used for more in-depth reading.
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AAMI©

ANSI/AAMI ST91:2021

The objective of ST91 is to provide comprehensive guidance to achieve best practice for each stage of processing flexible endoscopes as well for competency and education of staff.  Meticulous attention to all steps in the processing of flexible endoscopes and accessories is critical to ensure that they are rendered safe for subsequent patient use. The updated standard provides new guidelines for precleaning, leak-testing, cleaning, packaging (where indicated), storage, high level disinfecting, and/or sterilizing of flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes; flexible bronchoscopes; flexible ear, nose, and throat endoscopes; surgical flexible endoscopes (e.g., flexible ureteroscopes); and semi-rigid operative endoscopes (e.g., choledochoscopes) in health care facilities. These guidelines are intended to provide comprehensive information and direction for health care personnel.

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INDUSTRY EDUCATION

ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSING RESOURCE HUB

Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) TM

EBP WEBINARS

Ofstead and Associates

WEB-BASED TRAINING OPTIONS

CS Medical

INFECTION PREVENTION RESOURCE SITE

Olympus©

STERIS UNIVERSITY

Steris©

DISINFECTION AND STERILIZATION

By William A. Rutala, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation®

AAMI

"The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 10,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals."

American National Standards Institute

ANSI

"The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system. Founded in 1918, the Institute works in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and government to identify and develop standards- and conformance-based solutions to national and global priorities."

Healthcare Sterile Processing Association

HSPA

"Waves of surgical instruments and devices flow in and out of these rooms in constant motion, supplying essential elements to keep the healthcare facility functioning smoothly. This is Sterile Processing. The most crucial link in the chain of care from professional to treatment to patient. Everything hinges on the care and attention of each technician inside, the virtual heartbeat of your healthcare facility."

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

SGNA

"The mission of SGNA is to advance the science and practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing through education, research, advocacy and collaboration, and to provide professional development opportunities for gastroenterology nurses and associates in an atmosphere of mutual support."

 

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