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Take a Deep Breath: Reprocessing of Laryngoscopes and Bronchoscopes

February 11, 2021

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This 60-minute webinar will feature experts Regina Hammond, Senior Manager of Commercial and Clinical Education, and Janet Moran, Senior Clinical Education Consultant. Regina and Janet will provide a review of airway devices, and their proper handling and associated reprocessing guidelines. It will also touch on some of the challenges and options for reprocessing these devices.

This analysis will cover the following: define the terms laryngoscope and bronchoscope; identify when and why airway devices are utilized; review common organisms associated with airway devices; and examine reprocessing options for airway devices and discuss the barriers to properly reprocessing airway devices.

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