Infection Prevention

Why Infection Prevention

Ensure the Best in Patient Care

Focus on Infection Prevention with SGNA Offerings! SGNA if proud to focus on infection prevention with offerings to help your unit ensure the very best in patient care.

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SGNA Resources for Quality and Safety

Ebola Resources

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Be a Champion!

Unit-designated SGNA Infection Prevention Champions carry out the mission and vision of the program, educating self and gastroenterology/endoscopy staff on infection prevention/control topics, maintaining high quality control within the endoscopy arena and addressing performance improvement needs.

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Infection Prevention Toolkit Resources

The Infection Prevention Toolkit contains resources for Champions and others who seek to advance their infection prevention knowledge. Champions have access to additional resources and discussion forums.


Not in the Infection Prevention Champions program but still want to learn more about infection prevention? Check out these free resources to access the most up-to-date infection prevention information.

Education Resources

SGNA has compiled practice guidelines and documents recommended by leading authorities on infection prevention. Use these documents to help develop your unit’s best infection prevention practices.

Professional Society Guidelines

Access manufacturer instructions for routine care and maintenance for endoscopes and accessories. You can also read reprocessing “Cliffs Notes.”

Manufacturer Guidelines

From documents on infection prevention in an outpatient setting to information about terminal cleaning of procedure rooms, this section provides guides and resources to help you develop best practices.

Best Practice Tools

Need samples of internal department documents? Click here for templates of samples of department resources.

Employer Resources

See examples of damaged and improperly handled scopes to help you understand what to look out for and what not to do.

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Pass It On!

Help SGNA raise awareness about the Infection Prevention Champions program! Find out ways you can help recruit Champions and spread the word about the resources in the Infection Prevention toolkit.

Supporting Organizations

One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time. Safe Injection Practices Coalition.