AI Infection Prevention Champions Program

Your facility’s GI/endoscopy unit is in a position to improve patient safety and care, but it needs the tools and knowledge to lead the charge! When you sign up to become a Champion for your GI/endoscopy unit, you are making a commitment to analyze your current infection prevention practices, and identify opportunities for improvement or change. Champions learn how to complete in-depth unit risk assessments, apply survey standards from accrediting organizations and build knowledge on leading practices.

Being a Champion also provides an opportunity for your GI/endoscopy unit to become the ‘go-to’ resources for infection prevention questions. They can work with the hospital’s infection prevention committee to review processes, products, education and competencies, and train others on how to follow SGNA standards.

The Assess and Implement (AI) Champions Program guides participants to assess their current practices and implement best practices. 

Key:

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Section One - Welcome to the Champions Program
Champion Orientation Video
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Open to view video.
Letter One
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Champions Job Description
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Open to download resource. Download the Champions Job Description here.
Requirements Checklist
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Open to download resource. Download the Requirements Checklist here.
Section Two - Navigating the Website
Letter Two
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Open to download resource.
Review Champions Website
Have you reviewed the SGNA Champions Website?
Champions Pledge
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Open to download resource. You can print off the pledge and hang it in your unit and/or take a picture holding the pledge and submit it to champions@sgna.org.
Completion of the Associates Program
Access the Associates program and use the code 'APChampion' to register at no cost. Once you've completed the Associates Program, return to this component and acknowledge that you have completed the Associates Program to fulfill the technician requirement.
Completion of the HLD Video Module
Access the HLD Video Module and use the code 'HLDChampion' to register at no cost. Once you've completed the HLD Video Module, return to this component and acknowledge that you have completed the module to fulfill the nurse and technician requirement.
Unit Needs Assessment
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Open to download resource. Download the Unit Needs Assessment here.
Section Three - Education
Letter Three - Education
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Open to download resource.
Review Teaching Tool
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Open to download resource. Review SGNA Teaching Tool for how adults learn best.
Review Infection Prevention Topic Examples
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Open to download resource. Download document for a list of sample infection prevention topics. This list is a suggestion and does not exclude you from gaining or providing continuing education on other topics not listed here.
Continuing Education Documentation Grid
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Open to download resource. Use this grid to track the education you provide throughout the program and submit to champions@sgna.org at the end of your Champions term.
Sample of Provider Directed Activity Documentation Form
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Open to download resource. Click here to view a sample of Provider Directed Activity Documentation Form.
Provider Directed Activity Documentation Form
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Open to download resource. Click here to download the Provider Directed Activity Documentation Form.
Section Four - Infection Prevention Specialist
Letter Four - Infection Prevention Specialist
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Open to download resource.
Review SGNA Standards of Infection Prevention in Reprocessing of Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
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Open to download resource.
Meet with your Infection Prevention Specialist
Contact, set an appointment and meet with the Infection prevention specialist for your institution or department to explain the program and enlist their assistance as a resource. Discuss potential infection prevention department goals with the infection prevention specialist and your manager or supervisor. Refer to the Unit Infection Prevention Goals document in Section Five of the Champions module.
Section Five - Department Goals
Letter Five
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Open to download resource.
Unit Goals
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Open to download resource.
Completion of Unit Needs Assessment
Refer to the Unit Needs Assessment in section two of the Champions module. ​Once you've completed the Unit Needs Assessment, return to this component and acknowledge that you have completed the requirement. ​
Section Six - Personal Protective Equipment
Letter Six
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Open to download resource.
Education Documentation Grid
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Open to download resource.
Guideline for Use of High-Level Disinfectants & Sterilants in the Gastroenterology Setting
Standards of Infection Prevention in Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
Standard of Infection Prevention in the Gastroenterology Setting
Section Seven - Endoscope Reprocessing
Letter Seven
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Open to download resource.
Section Eight - Failed Leak Test
Letter Eight
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Open to download resource.
Review the SGNA Resources for Quality and Safety Website
Section Nine - Approved Chemicals
Letter Nine
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Section Ten - Time Constraints
Letter Ten
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Section Eleven - Breeches Part One
Letter Eleven
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Section Twelve - Breeches Part Two
Letter Twelve
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Section Thirteen - Proper Care and Handling of Endoscopes
Letter Thirteen
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Open to download resource.
Section Fourteen - Healthcare Associated Infections and Isolation Precautions
Letter Fourteen
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Open to download resource.
Section Fifteen - Ergonomics
Letter Fifteen
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Review the Ergonomics in the Gastroenterology Setting Position Statement
Section Sixteen - Difficult Conversations
Letter Sixteen
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Open to download resource.
Section Seventeen - Teamwork
Letter Seventeen
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Section Eighteen - Quality
Letter Eighteen
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Open to download resource.
Section Nineteen - Mentoring
Letter Nineteen
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Open to download resource.
Review Mentoring Resources
Section Twenty - Competencies
Letter Twenty
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Section Twenty One - Certification and Education
Letter Twenty One
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Section Twenty Two - Becoming a Leader
Letter Twenty Two
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Section Twenty Three - Wrapping Up
Letter Twenty Three
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Champions Program Survey
10 Questions