84. ST91 - Part 2 of 6: High Risk Endoscopes, Manual Disinfection, and Sterilization
- January 19th 2023
Whether you're a veteran of flexible endoscope processing, or brand new to the field, this podcast series on ST91 is designed for you!
In this episode, Dr. Mary Ann Drosnock explains what "high-risk endoscopes" are within ST91, why the standards now recommend moving away from "manual disinfection" of flexible scopes, and the push for the industry to move towards sterilization.
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Kevin Anderson is a Clinical Education Coordinator for Healthmark Industries. He is a registered nurse (BSN) with multiple certifications including CNOR, CSSM, CRCST, CHL, CIS and CER.
Before joining Healthmark Industries, Kevin worked for 18 years in the acute care setting serving in various clinical and leadership capacities including clinical coordinator of general surgery, operating room manager and manager of sterile processing and endoscopy services. His sterile processing team was recognized with IAHCSMM’s Confidence Builder Award for their outstanding quality improvement in 2018.