Endoscope Reprocessing Manual

This manual provides information to enhance the knowledge of those responsible for reprocessing endoscopes and those who manage the process. It explains the science behind the discipline as well as the why’s and how’s of endoscope reprocessing tasks. This knowledge will help reprocessing technicians and their managers succeed on the job and keep quality service and patient safety at the forefront of every process.


Endoscope Reprocessing Manual, 2nd Edition

Today’s healthcare environment relies on more than basic medical instruments and supplies. It also requires complex devices such as flexible endoscopes, rigid and semi-rigid endoscopes, and probes. These sophisticated devices require special handling and detailed, multi-step reprocessing practices. Reprocessing technicians must have specific knowledge of each device’s intricate design and be able to perform cleaning, testing, inspection, and sterilization or disinfection in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Reprocessing technicians must also stay up to date on the standards and guidelines that affect the endoscopes and other devices they reprocess.

For the best value, the Endoscope Reprocessing Manual is available as a boxed course, which features the self-study textbook and accompanying workbook. Books are also sold separately.



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Endoscope Reprocessing Manual, 2nd Edition

  • Foreward
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Endoscopes
  • Chapter 2 Overview of Flexible Endoscopes
  • Chapter 3 Microbiology Basics for Endoscope Reprocessors
  • Chapter 4 Work Area Design
  • Chapter 5 Cleaning Basics
  • Chapter 6 Point-of Use Cleaning, Transport and Leak Testing
  • Chapter 7 Cleaning Processes for Endoscopes
  • Chapter 8 Endoscope Inspection and Preparation
  • Chapter 9 Disinfection Processes for Flexible Endoscopes
  • Chapter 10 Sterilization Processes
  • Chapter 11 Endoscope Handling, Storage and Transport
  • Chapter 12 Rigid and Semi-Rigid Endoscopes
  • Chapter 13 Endoscope System Maintenance
  • Chapter 14 Regulations, Standards and Resources
  • Chapter 15 Ultrasound Probes
  • Chapter 16 Human Factors That Impact Endoscope Reprocessing
  • Glossary
  • Index