Advanced Practice Provider Onboarding for the GI Practice — A Livestream Event

Dates: July 11 - 12, 2020

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are crucial members of the gastroenterology clinical team in delivering high quality and efficient care to patients.  The Advanced Practice Provider Onboarding for the GI Practice course examines GI-specific essentials for APPs new or returning to GI and provides best practices to assist APPs in navigating their role in all GI practice setting. A team-oriented course, this is a must-attend course for APP supervisors, practice administrators and physician leaders responsible for orienting the APP to their new roles and responsibilities. Core sessions taking place will be: Preparing the Patient for Endoscopy, Ins and Outs of Endoscopy, APP Inpatient and Outpatient Workday, and Building a Quality Team. Key topics covered include: drafting quality GI notes, interactive case studies on the basics of endoscopy, and the role of GI APPs and their workday. The Advanced Practice Provider Onboarding for the GI Practice course will become a critical resource for practices that want to create an effective APP/physician collaboration and successfully and smoothly integrate new APPs into their GI team.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize key aspects of scope of practice in GI consultation as reflected in proper documentation. 
  • Summarize various endoscopic procedures and how best to prepare the patient for endoscopy.
  • Identify common codes used for GI consult endoscopic procedures.
  • Discuss the role of the of the GI APP by chronicling both inpatient and outpatient workdays.
  • Outline tools and resources needed to develop an onboarding program for the GI APP.
  • List key elements of a high-performing, quality GI team.
Course Directors and Faculty

Course Directors

Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGEJoseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates
Rockford, IL

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Jill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-C, CCS-P, FAANPJill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-C, CCS-P, FAANP
St. Joseph Health
Fullerton, CA

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enslinSarah Enslin, RPA -C
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

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kaulVivek Kaul, MD, FASGE
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

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shielsAaron Shiels, MD, FASGE
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates
Rockford, IL

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Barbara Tauscher, MHA, FACMPBarbara Tauscher, MHA, FACMPE
The Oregon Clinic
Portland, OR

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Course Agenda
(Central Time Zone)

Day 1                                     Saturday, July 11, 2020 

1:00 - 1:10 PM                   Course Directors’  Welcome and Introduction

Session I                              Preparing the Patient for Endoscopy

GI Endoscopy specific education is essential to a successful GI APP visit. This session will provide an overview of a GI consult, the essentials of a GI note and analyze two case studies for outpatient and inpatient consult and follow-up notes.  Essential pre-procedure preparations for endoscopy procedures will also be reviewed.

1:00 - 1:30 PM                   Fundamentals of the GI Consult

1:30 - 2:00 PM                   Creating a Quality GI Note

2:00 - 2:20 PM                   Case Study I - Outpatient New Consult and Outpatient Follow-up Note 

2:20 - 2:40 PM                   Case Study II - Inpatient New Consult and Inpatient Follow-up Note

2:40 - 3:00 PM                   Questions and Answers

3:00 - 3:20 PM                   Break

3:20 - 3:50 PM                   Sedation and Analgesia in GI Endoscopy

3:50 - 4:20 PM                   Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy

4:20 - 4:50 PM                   Management of Anti-Thrombotic Agents for Patients Undergoing GI Endoscopy

4:50 - 5:10 PM                   Questions and Answers

5:10 PM                               Adjournment

Day 2                                    Sunday, July 12, 2020 

8:00 - 8:10 AM                  Introduction to Day 2

Session II                           Ins and Outs of Endoscopy

Advanced procedures in endoscopy require their own set of best practices in GI units. This session will address the logistics of endoscopic procedures including ERCP.

8:10 - 8:40 AM                  Upper Endoscopy - The Basics

8:40 - 9:10 AM                  Colonoscopy - The Basics

9:10 - 9:40 AM                  ERCP - Basics to Patient Selection

9:40 - 9:50 AM                  Questions and Answers

9:50 - 10:10 AM                Break

Session III                           I Am Here, Now What Do I Do?

As an APP new to GI it is important to have a working knowledge of both an inpatient and outpatient workday - from proper coding of a patient visit for reimbursement to planning for a follow-up visit. These presentations will provide an overview of the complete schedule for an outpatient and inpatient GI APP workday.

10:10 - 10:40 AM             Introduction to Coding

10:40 - 11:10 AM             The Outpatient APP Workday - Design and Function

11:10 - 11:40 AM             The Inpatient APP Workday - Design and Function

11:40 AM - 1200 PM       Questions and Answers

12:00 - 1:00 PM                Break

Session IV                           Building a Quality Team

A quality physician and APP team requires collaboration. In this session, you will acquire new tools to utilize as an in-house education program, ensuring you are providing high-quality care to your patients as a team.

1:00 - 1:30 PM                   Building an In-House APP Education Onboarding Program

1:30 - 2:00 PM                   Delivering Quality Care - An Introduction to GI Quality Metrics and Evidence-Based GI

2:00 - 2:30 PM                   The APP/Physician Collaborative Relationship - Providing High-Quality Care

2:30 - 2:40 PM                   Questions and Answers

2:40 - 3:00 PM                   Break

3:00 - 3:30 PM                   GI Subspecialty Clinics

3:30 - 4:00 PM                  Mutual Expectations for Your Practice

4:00 - 4:30 PM                   Finding the Right Fit

4:30 - 4:50 PM                   Questions and Answers

4:50 - 5:00 PM                   Closing Remarks and Course Adjournment

Agenda subject to change.

Registration Information
This course is now a livestream-only event.

Livestream from home or office. You’ll still receive the world-class educational experience that is the hallmark of ASGE courses, including the ability to participate in real-time Q&A sessions. Materials will be available prior to the start of the course, and you will receive the on-demand recorded session after the course.

Registration Fees

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Registration fee will include complimentary 1-year Associate Membership for APPs only











Team Rate





$100 off




Contact ASGE’s Customer Care at 630-573-0600 for $100 off your registration fees when two or more persons from your unit register for the course


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  4. Mail: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, PO Box 809055, Chicago, IL 60680-9055

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Continuing Medical Education and Other Information

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 this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS will receive a certificate of participation specifying hours of education accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Disclosure Statement

ASGE Assurance to High Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality: ASGE is committed to you, our learners. We are committed to assuring the highest level of scientific rigor, research-based evidence and practicality to clinical use is conveyed throughout this educational activity. Members who designed this educational activity are carefully selected for their content expertise, teaching excellence and neutrality on the topic(s) being presented. ASGE requires all subject matter experts, committee members and staff planners who are in a position to control any aspect of content to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. Financial relationships in any amount is considered a potential conflict of interest, is peer-reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this program.  

HIPAA Accountability: ASGE makes every effort to not include individually identifiable health information in this educational activity. To protect patient privacy, faculty are requested to de-identify patient related material in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Educational Attributes: This ASGE educational program addresses the following desirable physician attribute(s) that align with ACGME/ABMS Competencies, Institute of Medicine Competencies and/or Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competencies: a) Medical Knowledge; b) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; c) Provide Patient-Centered Care; and d) Employ Evidence-Based Practice.

ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners: ASGE’s continuing medical education program consists of a diversified educational portfolio. Each educational activity serves to maintain, develop, or increase our learner’s knowledge, skill, and professional performance. It is our intention that you will be able to transfer this learning to the provision of services for your patients, the public and the endoscopy profession. Content developed for this educational activity is based upon a body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the GI profession and ASGE’s standards of practice, the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

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