The "Bug" Talk: A Very Basic Introduction to Microbiology and the Impact it has on Processing Endoscopes

Course Credit

1.0 contact hour
Note: Nurse attendees must participate in the entire program to receive 1.0 contact hour.

Target Audience

Nurse Managers, Nurses, and Technicians


One Hour

Course Overview

Increasingly new pathogens are emerging in the medical world. This presentation will explore old and new pathogens, the resultant HAIs they can trigger and the impact on endoscope reprocessing.

Learning Objective

  • Identify basic microbiology concepts
  • Classify common GI and other healthcare-acquired pathogens
  • List GI and other healthcare-acquired infections (HAI’s) with a high prevalence in today’s patient population


Olympus America Inc. has been approved as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number #10419 for 1 contact hour.


This course is not scheduled at this time.