Checklist for Endoscopy in Clinical Office Practice Mobile App
The Checklist for Endoscopy in Clinical Office Practice mobile app was developed as a tool to assist public health units and others during IPAC lapse investigations and can be used to conduct inspections, audits and reviews of IPAC programs.
How does it work?
This app is intended to support a review or audit of public health practices and does not replace best clinical practices or legislative requirements. Critical Endoscope – Endoscopes used in the examination of critical spaces, such as joints and sterile cavities. Many of these endoscopes are rigid with no lumen. Examples of critical endoscopes are arthroscopes and laparoscopes. Critical endoscopes shall be sterilized prior to use. Semicritical Endoscope – Fibreoptic or video endoscopes used in the examination of the hollow viscera. These endoscopes generally invade only semicritical spaces, although some of their components might enter tissues or other critical spaces. Examples of semicritical endoscopes are laryngoscopes, nasopharyngeal endoscopes, transesophageal probes, colonoscopes, gastroscopes, duodenoscopes, sigmoidoscopes and enteroscopes. Semicritical endoscopes require a minimum of high-level disinfection prior to use.