Scopes require higher level of disinfection

Many flexible endoscopes have a complex design and are processed using HLD. Based on recent investigations of patient outbreaks related to flexible endoscopes, it is time to look into moving from high-level disinfection (HLD) to sterilization. 

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CBSPD approved through May 31, 2025

HSPA approved through May 4, 2023

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the differences of the sterility assurance levels for HLD as opposed to sterilization.
  2. Discuss recommendations for the disinfection and sterilization of flexible endoscopes.
  3. Explain the difference in storage time between high-level disinfected and sterilized scopes.
  4. Discuss steps to take when transitioning from HLD to sterilization of flexible endoscopes.

About the Instructor:

Susan Klacik

Clinical Educator, HSPA

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This course is currently closed$10.00

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.