Guidelines & Standards
Implementation of best clinical and infection prevention practices are provided in guidelines and standards published by government organizations, professional associations, and quality groups.
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Contains the AORN approved standards, recommended practices, guidelines, and guidance statements. These comprehensive documents reflect the perioperative RN’s scope of professional responsibility and provide essential information for the delivery of safe patient care and a safe work environment.
Determining whether the AER is located on the decontamination or the clean side of the SPD or the endoscopy suite reprocessing area will depend on the type of AER being used.
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Inc. (SGNA)
SGNA has compiled multiple standards and guidelines that address issues directly affecting the practice of gastroenterology nursing.
Urological Associations (UA)
Joint AUA/ SUNA White Paper on Reprocessing of Flexible Cystoscopes