Title

Tales from the Auditors: What We Learned from Endoscope Auditing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2-2019

Publication Title

Amer j infect control

Abstract

Endoscope auditing is unique from other types of auditing normally completed as part of ongoing quality initiatives. When auditors walk into an endoscopy processing area, they are confronted with a variety of complex processes generally packed into a small space. Auditors are challenged to become experts on the processes they are evaluating, and must stay current with changes in practice and equipment. In our 10 years of endoscope processing assessments completed by infection prevention and accreditation staff, we learned a great deal regarding how to approach auditing and interact with staff to improve the quality of endoscope processing.

PubMed ID

31383370

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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