Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit

Dates: May 4, 2018

This course was developed by ASGE to educate physicians and non-physician staff of endoscopy units on how to translate quality and safety concepts into everyday practice.
Course Objectives


Through a mixture of didactic lecture and interactive sessions taught by leading experts in the field, participants of the course will advance their knowledge of endoscopy unit quality and safety, and also discuss emerging trends and evidence.


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

• Identify ways to define and measure quality in endoscopy
• Describe techniques to make endoscopy more efficient while maintaining safety
• Describe methods to improve patient satisfaction in endoscopy, including improved doctor-patient communication
• Recognize the potential sources of infection from contact with various body fluids, their transmissibility during gastrointestinal endoscopy, and their susceptibility to potential disinfectants
• Specify measures for improving unit quality, including training and credentialing for new procedures, quality assurance programs, sedation and monitoring, and unit accreditation and re-accreditation


This course is ideal for 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.

This course also qualifies for the ASGE Excellence in GI Practice Operations Recognition Program.

Units interested in applying for the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP) or renewing their ASGE EURP 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.

This course qualifies for ASGE’s Recognition of Excellence in GI Practice Management Program.

Course Directors
7:30 – 7:40 AM      Course Directors’ Welcome & Introductions
7:40 – 8:10 AM      What Constitutes a High-Quality Endoscopy Unit?
8:10 – 8:40 AM      Endoscopy and Sedation: Adhering to Quality and Patient Safety
8:40 – 9:10 AM      How to be Prepared and Successful for Endoscopy Unit Survey Accreditation

9:10 – 9:40 AM      Round Table Discussion I: Challenges to Establishing and Maintaining a High-Quality Endoscopy Unit

9:40 – 10:00 AM     BREAK & EXHIBITS
10:00 – 11:00 AM   Infection Control in Endoscopy: Updates and Challenges
11:00 – 11:20 AM   Infection Control Q&A

12:35 – 12:55 PM   Enhancing the Employee Experience and Maintaining Staff Morale
12:55 – 1:15 PM    Managing a Disruptive Staff Member
1:15 – 1:35 PM      Improving the Patient Experience
1:35 – 1:55 PM      Round Table Discussion II: Creating a Quality Culture

1:55 – 2:15 PM      BREAK & EXHIBITS

2:15 – 2:45 PM      Establishing Strong GI Leadership for Hospital-Based Endoscopy Units
2:45 – 3:15 PM      Improving Efficiency in the Hospital Endoscopy Unit
3:15 – 3:45 PM      Advanced Endoscopy and Upper GI Bleeding Quality Indicators
3:45 – 4:15 PM      Panel Discussion

2:15 – 2:45 PM      Maximizing Efficiency in Your ASC
2:45 – 3:15 PM      Improving Bowel Preparation in Your Endoscopy Unit
3:15 – 3:45 PM      Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy
3:45 – 4:15 PM      Panel Discussion
4:15 – 4:30 PM      Final Questions, Closing Remarks and Course Adjourned
Registration and Hotel Information
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Stay in Philadelphia for one more day to attend Practice Management Essentials, held on Saturday, May 5. 

May 2018 Quality-PME pricing

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It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. However, you may want to wait to make your airline reservations until you receive confirmation of registration from ASGE.

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
201 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

ASGE has arranged a room rate of $189 per night plus applicable tax. This discount is valid only if the reservation is made before April 12, 2018. Reservations for this event can be made by individual attendees by calling hotel directly at (215) 521-6500 or (800) 445-8667. To receive discounted room rate, reference ASGE and name of course when reserving a room.

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIANS - ASGE designates the Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit course for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity. ASGE designates the GI Practice Management Essentials course for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse participants will receive a certificate of participation specifying hours of education accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This certificate can be used toward nursing requirements.

All other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of participation specifying hours of accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Requests for refunds must be sent in writing at least two weeks before the activity to Refunds will be subject to an administrative fee of $100. Attendee substitutions are permitted with ASGE authorization. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.

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Industry representatives interested in attending this course must contact
Vanita Jordan-Moore, Senior Manager, Sales and Business Development
(Tel: 630.570.5625; email: or Linda kay Tyler, Senior Director,
Sales and Business Development (Tel: 630.570.5601; email:
In compliance with ACCME guidelines, industry representatives may not ask
questions during a CME course.