1224.39.3 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
If gastrointestinal endoscopy is performed in the outpatient service area, the endoscopy suite shall be divided into a minimum of three major functional areas: the procedure room(s), instrument processing room(s), and patient holding/preparation and recovery room or area and the following shall be provided:
A separate dedicated handwashing station with hands-free controls shall be provided in the procedure room.
Dedicated processing room(s) for cleaning and decontaminating instruments shall be provided. The cleaning area shall allow for flow of instruments from the contaminated area to the clean assembly area and then to storage.
A pre-operative patient holding area shall be provided in accordance with Section 1224.16.2.
A post-anesthesia recovery area shall meet the requirements of Section 1224.16.3.
A system for emergency communication shall be provided.