Article Content



* Read the article. The test for this nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activity is to be taken online at Tests can no longer be mailed or faxed.


* You'll need to create an account (it's free!) and log in to access My Planner before taking online tests. Your planner will keep track of all your Lippincott Professional Development online NCPD activities for you.


* There's only one correct answer for each question. A passing score for this test is 7 correct answers. If you pass, you can print your certificate of earned contact hours and access the answer key. If you fail, you have the option of taking the test again at no additional cost.


* For questions, contact Lippincott Professional Development: 1-800-787-8985.


* Registration deadline is December 6, 2024.





Lippincott Professional Development will award 3.0 contact hours for this nursing continuing professional development activity.


Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 3.0 contact hours. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Florida, CE Broker #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.


Payment: The registration fee for this test is $21.00 for SGNA members and $30.00 for nonmembers.



LEARNING OUTCOME: 75% of participants will demonstrate knowledge of the guidelines for the provision of safety for patients and staff in the gastroenterology setting by achieving a minimum score of 70% on the outcomes-based posttest.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this continuing professional development activity, the participant will be able to apply knowledge gained to:


1. Select the appropriate guidelines for general patient safety in the gastroenterology setting.


2. Choose the guidelines for handling potentially hazardous material.


3. Identify the recommended procedure for workplace violence.



1. Guidelines for general safety in the gastroenterology setting include


a. transporting used endoscopes to the reprocessing room in a closed container.


b. having a reprocessing area incorporated into the patient procedure area.


c. making sure dirty and clean areas follow a bidirectional workflow.


2. To follow safety precautions during medication administration, clinicians should


a. share single-dose vials among multiple patients only when the vial is thoroughly cleansed.


b. use a new, sterile needle and syringe for each patient, disposing of it after just one use.


c. reuse a needle and syringe only when drawing up additional medication for that same patient.


3. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eyewash stations should be


a. installed in a location that requires flushing of eyes using the decontamination sink.


b. flushed per the schedule as outlined by the manufacturer's instructions.


c. located outside of the endoscopy reprocessing room.


4. All medical-gas cylinders must be


a. purged daily of any excess pressure.


b. stored horizontally in a secure location.


c. stored away from electrical connections.


5. The multisociety guideline for reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes and the major endoscope manufacturers recommend, during endoscopic procedures, the use of


a. tap water.


b. sterile water.


c. distilled water.


6. Clinicians should use electrosurgical and cautery devices


a. after confirming the settings verbally prior to use on the patient.


b. at a mid-range to high setting, lowering it as necessary.


c. with an expectation that there will be some arcing.


7. For neonatal and pediatric patients who require electrocautery, clinicians should place a small pediatric grounding pad on the patient's


a. upper chest.


b. foot.


c. lower back.


8. Of the three components of the universal protocol, which isnotrequired for endoscopic procedures?


a. a time-out


b. site marking


c. a preprocedure verification


9. Most medical errors are caused by


a. equipment defects.


b. system failures.


c. human factors.


10. In the event of a person in a healthcare facility using a weapon, the recommendation is to


a. run, hide/lock, and fight.


b. activate the fire alarm system.


c. attempt de-escalation techniques.





Need NCPD STAT? Visit for immediate results, other NCPD activities, and your personalized NCPD planner tool!