Infection Prevention Training & Education Resources

As part of our commitment to infection prevention, Boston Scientific has created the following educational resources for healthcare professionals: a Clinical eLearning Series and an Educational Webcast Series. The eLearning modules cover topics such as biofilm and what labs may look for to help prevent it, and how endoscope reprocessing is done in a typical endoscopy unit and what are the critical steps to ensure safety and compliance. In the Educational Webcast Series, our panel of experts cover the most current information on infection risks associated with endoscopy.

Clinical eLearning Series



Clinical e-Learning Series Part 1 of 3: The Biofilm Story

Through this 15-minute eLearning module, you will learn more in-depth about the microscopic world of bacteria in an endoscope, their journey to survive, and what labs may look for to help stop them.


Clinical e-Learning Series Part 2 of 3: The Reprocessing Story

Endoscope reprocessing: learn how it’s done in a typical endoscopy unit and what are the critical cleaning, disinfecting, and storage steps to ensure safety and compliance.




Clinical e-Learning Series Part 3 of 3: The Super Bug Story

In “The Superbug Story” we explore the rise in multi-drug resistant organisms, CRE, Antibiotic resistance timeline and how healthcare facilities work to prevent infections and what they do if there is an outbreak.


Educational Webcast Series


Team approach in ERCP and infection prevention


PD Dr. Mark Ellrichmann, MHM
University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein
Kiel, Germany

The emphasis of a team approach in Endoscopy is important to reducing the chances of cross contamination from patient to patient. The staff, the patient and all materials need to be considered and handled appropriately to achieve the best outcomes.

In this webcast, Professor Mark Ellrichmann will share his expertise in how to best address the pre, intra and post procedural practices in (ERCP/TISSUE RESECTION), in order to reduce the chances of cross contamination.


Independent root cause analysis of contributing factors to an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae


Prof. Frank Vleggaar
Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

In this webinar, Prof. Frank Vleggaar shares the results of the investigation conducted to pinpoint potential contamination factors. He also discusses the opportunities for corrective actions in the short and long term.

This is the first study in Europe assessing the attack rate* of a contaminated duodenoscope.


Endoscopy Associated Infection Prevention - The Human Factor


Marjon de Pater
ESGENA President

Marjon de Pater, ESGENA President, shares her perspectives on how the human factor plays a significant role during the critical steps in reprocessing that are needed to prevent infections.


Reprocessing of flexible endoscopes and endoscopic accessories used in gastrointestinal endoscopy 
ESGE-ESGENA Position Statement – Update 2019


Ulrike Beilenhoff
ESGENA Scientific Secretary

In this 45-minute webinar, Ulrike Beilenhoff, ESGENA Scientific Secretary, will give an update in the framework of ESGE-ESGENA guidelines on hygiene. She will share her views about challenges in the design of endoscopes, the importance of staff qualifications and competencies, organisation and important steps in endoscope reprocessing.


Reprocessing of Complex Duodenoscopes: Infectious Risk and Options for Mitigation


Prof. Marco J. Bruno
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam

In this 45-minute webinar, Prof. Marco J. Bruno talks about the scale of the problem in duodenoscope contaminations and shares recent experiences of his cutting-edge nation-wide studies conducted in the Netherlands involving over 75 hospitals and almost 800 samples from over 150 duodenoscopes