Endoscope Microbial Surveillance Testing Made Easy

Monday, December 5, 2016 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT

Mary Ann Drosnock of Healthmark Industries and Alpa Patel of Nelson Labs will explore what we have learned from endoscope outbreak investigations, discuss the methods that are currently available for reprocessing staff to test endoscopes while minimizing the chance for false positives and discuss what the options are for when an endoscope tests positive for bacterial contamination.

We'll discuss:

  • Outbreaks in the news and why test
  • Organisms of concern
  • Testing methods available
  • What are the options when a scope is positive for growth

Mary Ann Drosnock, MS, CIC, CFER, FAPIC, RM (NRCM)Manager, Clinical Education for Endoscopy,Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. (1).png