American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy-Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Endoscope Reprocessing Guidelines

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2000 Apr;10(2):265-73.


Adequate endoscope reprocessing is one of the most essential functions in any endoscopy setting. Standards and guidelines for reprocessing endoscopes have been established by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). These standards pertain to any setting in which gastrointestinal endoscopy is performed. Endoscope reprocessing that meets the established standard of practice helps to ensure a patient-ready instrument for all patients, reduces the risk of disease transmission to practitioners and staff, and helps to prolong the life of the endoscope.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal / standards*
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / nursing
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / standards*
  • Equipment Contamination / prevention & control
  • Equipment Reuse / standards*
  • Gastroenterology / standards
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Societies, Medical
  • Sterilization / methods
  • Sterilization / standards*
  • United States
  • Workforce