Preamble


 
Several levels of infection control will be adhered to during procedures performed at this organization; the level of 
infection control utilized will be appropriate to the needs of the procedure to be performed as determined by the staff 
member performing the procedure.  
 

 
GASTROENTEROLOGY PROCEDURE LEVEL
 
Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy are clean procedures, not sterile procedures.  Personnel will wear clean gloves, clean protective coat or scrubs and eye protection during the procedure which uses a high level decontaminated/disinfected flexible endoscope.  
 
LEVEL I:  CLEAN
 
This level of infection control will be applied to the most 
basic procedures. Personnel will wear clean gloves,  eye protection during the 
procedure.  The area around the field may not be draped.  Disposables will be discarded as 
soon as possible after the procedure.  
 
LEVEL II: STERILE 
 
This level of infection control will be applied to 
complicated or more invasive procedures or to procedures 
rendered to a patient who may have a pre-existing wound or be 
at high risk for complications due to external factors (e.g., 
co-morbidities).  In general, these procedures will adhere to 
the most stringent infection control protocol; complete 
aseptic technique, outlined in the infection control policy 
and procedure manual. We do not perform sterile procedures in this organization

Approved By Governing Board    
SE.1
Control #106.1
GUPTA GASTRO