November 1, 2007

Benchmarking GI endoscope data

By: Nancy Vacante, RN, BS

With the attention focused on best practices, evidence-based care, and similar measurements, it is no surprise that the endoscope care questions I'm asked most often revolve around my experiences with other hospitals, endoscopy centers, and office endoscopy practices. What is the average age of GI scopes at other facilities? Is there a typical automated endoscope reprocessor-to-procedure room ratio? What liquid chemical germicide (LCG) is favored in the industry?

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