[Pre-Recorded] A Care, Handling, Inspection and Prevention Program (CHIP) for GI Endoscopy Professionals: A Q&A Webinar
January 30, 2020
This 60-minute pre-recorded webinar features Dr. Lawrence Muscarella, consultant for Ruhof and Ron Banach, Director of Clinical Training for Ruhof. Join Larry and Ron as they discuss a Care, Handling, Inspection and Prevention Program (CHIP) for GI Endoscopy Professionals.
The webinar will:
- Increase awareness about the risk of GI endoscopes transmitting multidrug-resistant bacteria.
- Discuss some “best practices” for the care and handling of GI endoscopes.
- Provide solutions to some endoscope reprocessing problems.
- Stress the importance of a GI endoscopy department’s adherence to standards, guidelines and device IFUs.
- Provide some recommendations to improve safety in the GI endoscopy unit.
About the Presenters:
Dr. Lawrence Muscarella, President of LFM Healthcare Solutions LLC is an independent safety expert who advises clients about the safety of medical devices and the causes of infections in healthcare facilities, among other topics. His knowledge and expertise in hospital safety are internationally recognized. During the past 25 years, Dr. Muscarella has authored more than 200 articles on the causes and prevention of bacterial outbreaks in healthcare settings, the design and FDA-regulation of medical devices, and both the reprocessing of reusable medical devices. He has been interviewed by more than two dozen news media outlets and shows, including: CNN, NBC’s The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, and the CBS Evening News, among others.
Ronald Banach, Director of Clinical Training for Ruhof. Ronald Banach is an independent clinical expert who advises clients about the use, care, handling and best practices in the field of GI Endoscopy in healthcare facilities, among other topics. His knowledge and expertise have been acquired over the past years coming from his 23 years working career at Olympus America GI Division and 7 years with Caris Diagnostics/Miraca Life Sciences specializing in GI Anatomical Pathology. Throughout his career has devoted his efforts to education and training in all aspects of Gastroenterology.
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