AORN of Twin Cities Monthly Meeting

Senior Research Associate Cathy Rocco was invited to provide an educational presentation to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Chapter #2401 at their monthly meeting. Her presentation, entitled “Implications of Improperly-Cleaned Flexible Endoscopes,” highlighted issues related to current guidelines, commonly held beliefs in the field, and recent outbreaks of multi-drug resistant organisms that were tied to contaminated endoscopes. She provided suggestions for actionable solutions that can improve patient safety in members’ institutions.

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