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Improving Quality and Safety in your Endoscopy Unit

Friday, November 18, 2016

ASGE has developed this course to educate physician and non-physician unit staff on how to translate quality concepts into practice in their endoscopy unit. The content of the course is dynamic, addressing the fundamentals of quality and safe practice as well as emerging trends and evidence. In addition to advancing their knowledge in endoscopy unit quality and safety, participants in this course will be prepared to apply for the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program or renew their current participation.

“This is a dynamic course in which you will learn hands-on, practical tools for assessing and improving quality in your endoscopy unit. We engage the audience such that you learn not only from the expert presenters and panel discussions, but also from your fellow attendees as they share their own stories and questions. You will leave the course with the motivation and know-how for meeting the quality demands of today and tomorrow.”

– Lukejohn Day, MD

Course Directors

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Lukejohn Day, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FASGE
Director of Interventional Endoscopy
UCLA Medical Center Program
Los Angeles, California


David Hambrick, RN, CGRN
Infection Control Nurse Educator
Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Brian Jacobson, Faculty MD, MPH, FASGE
Boston University
Boston, MA
Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, FASGE
Chief Medical Officer, inSite Digestive Healthcare
Pasadena, CA
Erica Natale, BSN, MHA
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates
Rockford, Illinois
Joseph Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates
Rockford, Illinois 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways to define and measure quality in endoscopy
  • Discuss continuously analyzing performance and developing systematic efforts to improve it
  • Describe techniques to make endoscopy more efficient while maintaining safety
  • Discuss the current requirements for quality reporting and performance that will impact your practice
  • Describe methods to promote patient-centered care from shared decisionmaking to customer service to ensuring patient satisfaction
  • Recognize the potential sources of infection from contact with various body fluids, their transmissibility during gastrointestinal endoscopy, and their susceptibility to potential disinfectants
  • Discuss the process through which an organization adopts and documents compliance with nationally accepted guidelines and recommendations related to quality of care, patient safety and infection control

Target Audience

Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists and surgeons, medical directors, nurse managers, unit managers and allied professionals interested in advancing their knowledge in endoscopy unit quality and safety. Units interested in applying for the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program or renewing their ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Certificate are encouraged to send both a physician and a non-physician manager to the course. Program eligibility criteria require completion of this course by at least one unit representative within one year of the program application for new units and prior to expiration for renewing units.

Course Agenda

Quality agenda 2016


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