Cross out cross contamination in endoscope processing

Flexible endoscopes are among the most complex and indispensable medical devices used in healthcare. And yet, despite mounting evidence identifying cross contamination opportunities during endoscope processing, many sterile processing and endoscopy departments dedicate little space to the proper cleaning, rinsing, and disinfection or sterilization of these lumened scopes. At the same time, regulatory and guidance organizations are taking a hard look at the details of this process and are updating best-practice recommendations. This is likely to lead to changes in processes, equipment and workflow space to enable compliant flexible endoscope processing.

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CBSPD approved through October 31, 2027.

HSPA approved through October 17, 2025.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the four stages of endoscope processing
  2. Identify opportunities for cross contamination during the cycle
  3. List straightforward ways to prevent cross contamination when processing endoscope

About the Instructors

Heide Ames

Product Manager, STERIS

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate

    The CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution) has pre-approved this in-service for one (1) contact hour for a period of five (5) years from the date of original publication. Successful completion of the lesson and post test must be documented by facility management and those records maintained by the individual until re-certification is required.


    For additional information regarding certification contact CBSPD – 148 Main Street, Suite C-1, Lebanon, NJ 08833


    HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) has pre-approved this in-service for 1.0 Continuing Education Credits for a period of three years.

    For more information, direct any questions to Healthcare Purchasing News (941) 259-0832.