I TRAINING ON REPROCESSING FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPES IN H.U. BELLVITGE, BARCELONA – SPAIN:
Last 27th and 28th of May, the 1st Course of reprocessing of flexible endoscopes took place in the Digestive Endoscopy Unit of the Bellvitge University Hospital. A total of 20 persons, including attendees and speakers, participated in a theoretical-practical session where topics related to nosocomial infection in digestive endoscopy, hand hygiene, aspects of occupational safety and use of personal protection elements, traceability in endoscopy and finally, characteristics of the equipment installed in the new unit were discussed.
MATACHANA was the company awarded this project after a public tender resolved at the beginning of 2019, installing the following equipment: 7 CANTEL ISA endoscope reprocessors, 7 flexible endoscope storage and drying cabinets, 4 flexible endoscope trolleys including their corresponding trays and lids, “CLEANOSCOPE" sterile identification bag system and a table with 4 sinks for manual pre-cleaning, with automatic leakage tests and dosage by means of wall pumps integrated in the system.
The training course is waiting to receive the scientific endorsement of the AEEED (Asociación Española de Enfermeras de Endoscopia Digestiva _ the Spanish Association of Digestive Endoscopy Nurses), for its content and structuring of the topics.
Many thanks to all the speakers and attendees for the high level of interest shown.