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Standards of Practice

The following ASGE guidelines have been prepared by the ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, chaired by John DeWitt, MD.

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The role of endoscopy in the management of variceal hemorrhage
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:80:221-227 

Routine laboratory testing before endoscopic procedures
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:80:28-33

The role of endoscopy in the patient with lower GI bleeding
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:79:875-885

Modifications in endoscopic practice for pediatric patients
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:79:699-710

 Guidelines for safety in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:79:363-372 

 The Role of Endoscopy in the evaluation and management of dysphagia
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:79:191-201 

 


 


 

Privileging and Credentialing

 
Endoscopy by Non-Physicians
Gastrointest Endosc 2009;69:767-770

Renewal of and Proctoring for Endoscopic Privileges
Gastrointest Endosc 2008;67:10-16

Guidelines for Credentialing and Granting Privileges for Capsule Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2005;61:503-505
Reviewed and reapproved 2/11

Principles of Privileging and Credentialing for Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55:145-148
Reviewed and reapproved 11/08

Methods of Granting Hospital Privileges to Perform Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55:780-783
Reviewed and reapproved 11/08

Guidelines for Credentialing and Granting Privileges for Endoscopic Ultrasound
Gastrointest Endosc 2001;54:811-814
Reviewed and reapproved 11/08

Methods of Privileging for New Technology in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 1999;50:899-900
Reviewed and reapproved 11/08

 

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Preparation for Endoscopy

Routine laboratory testing before endoscopic procedures
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:80:28-33 

Modifications in endoscopic practice for pediatric patients
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:79:699-710 

 Modifications in endoscopic practice for the elderly
Gastrointest Endosc 2013:78:1-7 

 Guideline for Endoscopy in Pregnant and Lactating Women
Gastrointest Endosc 2012:76:18-24

Multi-Society Statement: Universal adoption of capnography for moderate sedation in adults undergoing upper endoscopy and colonoscopy has not been shown to improve patient safety or clinical outcomes and significantly increases costs for moderate sedation.

Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes: 2011
Gastrointest Endosc 2011;73:1075-1084

Management of Antithrombotic Agents for Endoscopic Procedures
Gastrointest Endosc 2009;70:1061-1070 

Position Statement: Non-Anesthesiologist Administration of Propofol for GI Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2009;70:1053-1059  

Sedation and Anesthesia in GI Endoscopy 
Gastrointest Endosc 2008;68:215-826

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for GI Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2008;67:791-798

Informed Consent for GI Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2007;66:213-218

A Consensus Document for Bowel Preparation Before a Colonoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;63:894-909

 

 

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Upper GI

The role of endoscopy in the management of variceal hemorrhage
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:80:221-227  

 The Role of Endoscopy in the evaluation and management of dysphagia
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:79:191-201  

 The role of endoscopy in the assessment and treatment of esophageal cancer
Gastrointest Endosc 2013:77:328-344 

The role of endoscopy in Barrett’s esophagus and other premalignant conditions of the esophagus
Gastrointest Endosc 2012:76:1087-1094 

Adverse events of upper GI endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2012:76:707-718

The Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Acute Non-Variceal Upper GI Bleeding
Gastrointest Endosc 2012:75:1132-1138

The role of endoscopy in the gastroduodenal obstruction and gastroparesis
Gastrointest Endosc 2011:74:13-21

The role of endoscopy in Enteral Feeding 
Gastrointest Endosc 2011:74:7-12

Management of ingested foreign bodies and food impactions
Gastrointest Endosc 2011:73:1085-1091

The role of endoscopy in the management of patients with peptic ulcer disease
Gastrointest Endosc 2010; 71:663-668

The Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Obscure GI Bleeding
Gastrointest Endosc 2010;72:471-479

Role of Endoscopy in the Bariatric Surgery Patient
Gastrointest Endosc 2008;68:1-10

The Role of Endoscopy in Dyspepsia
Gastrointest Endosc 2007;66:1071-1075

Role of Endoscopy in the Management of GERD
Gastrointest Endosc 2007;66:219-224

Esophageal Dilation
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;63:755-760

The Role of Endoscopy in the Surveillance of Premalignant Conditions of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;63:570-580

The Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;63:558-565

 

 

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Lower GI

The role of endoscopy in the patient with lower GI bleeding
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:79:875-885 

Role of endoscopy in the staging and management of colorectal cancer
Gastrointest Endosc 2013:78:8-12   

 Guidelines for Colonoscopy Surveillance After Screening and Polypectomy: A Consensus Update by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer 
Gastroenterology 2012:143:3, 844-857

Complications of Colonoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2011:74:745-752

The role of endoscopy in patients with anorectal disorders
Gastrointest Endosc 2010;72:1117-1123

The Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Obscure GI Bleeding
Gastrointest Endosc 2010;72:471-479

The Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Patients with Diarrhea
Gastrointest Endosc 2010;71:887-892

The role of endoscopy in the management of patients with known and suspected colonic obstruction and pseudo-obstruction
Gastrointest Endosc 2010; 71:669-679

Screening and Surveillance for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer and Adenomatous Polyps, 2008: A Joint Guideline from the American Cancer Society, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology
CA Cancer J Clin 2008;58:130–160

A Consensus Document on Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;63:894-909

The Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;63:558-565

Guideline on the use of Endoscopy in the Management of Constipation
Gastrointest Endosc 2005;62:199-201

 

 

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Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy

Adverse events associated with EUS and EUS with FNA
Gastrointest Endosc 2013:77:839-843

The role of endoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of patients with biliary neoplasia
Gastrointest Endosc 2013:77:167-174

Complications of ERCP
Gastrointest Endosc 2012:75:467-473

Role of EUS for the evaluation of mediastinal adenopathy
Gastrointest Endosc 2011:74:240-245

The role of endoscopy in the management of choledocholithiasis
Gastrointest Endosc 2011;74:731-744 

The Role of Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Suspected Choledocholithiasis
Gastrointest Endosc 2010;71:1-9  

The Role of Endoscopy in Ampullary and Duodenal Adenomas
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;64:849-854

The Role of Endoscopy in Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;63:933-937

The Role of ERCP in Diseases of the Biliary Tract and Pancreas
Gastrointest Endosc 2005;62:1-8

The Role of Endoscopy in the Diagnosis and Management of Cystic Lesions and Inflammatory Fluid Collections of the Pancreas
Gastrointest Endosc 2005;61:363-370

Role of Endoscopy in the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Pancreaticobiliary Malignancy
Gastrointest Endosc 2003;58:643-649

Guidelines for Credentialing and Granting Privileges for Endoscopic Ultrasound
Gastrointest Endosc 2001;54:811-814
Reviewed and reapproved  1/11

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Establishment of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Areas

 

Guidelines for saftey in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit
Gastrointest Endosc 2014:79:363-372  

Minimum Staffing Requirements for the Performance of GI Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2010;72:469-470

Ethnic Issues in Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2010;71:1108-1111

Infection Control During GI Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2008;67:781-790 

Reprocessing Failure
Gastrointest Endosc 2007;66: 869-871

Measuring the Quality of Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2006;58:S1-S38

Open Access Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2002;56:793-795
Reviewed and reapproved 11/09

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Quality in Endoscopy

 

Ensuring Competence in Endoscopy
Prepared by the ASGE/ACG Taskforce on Quality in Endoscopy

Measuring the Quality of Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2006; 58:S1-S38

 

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Miscellaneous

Endoscopic mucosal tissue sampling
Gastrointest Endosc 2013:78:216-224 

Appropriate use of GI Endoscopy
Gastrointest Endosc 2012:75:1127-1131

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Suggestions? Do you have a suggestion for a clinical guideline or technology review topic that would be valuable? Email your input to Liz O’Keefe at lokeefe@asge.org

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
The preceding information is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.