Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit

February 19, 2022, 8:20 AM - 4:30 PM

Course Directors: Anna Duloy, MD, and Rahul Shimpi, MD

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Providing safe, effective, efficient care to our patients takes every member of the healthcare team working together to deploy strategies for addressing diverse quality and safety issues faced by GI endoscopy units. Designed to educate physicians and non-physician staff of endoscopy units on how to translate quality and safety concepts into everyday practice, the ASGE Quality Course is delivered through a mixture of didactic lecture and interactive sessions taught by leading experts in the field. Through discussion of the fundamental as well as emerging trends and evidence, course participants will advance their knowledge of endoscopy unit quality and safety. They will also be prepared to (re)apply for the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program.
  1. List 2-3 measures of quality in endoscopy (knowledge).
  2. Recognize techniques described to make your endoscopy unit more efficient and safer (comprehension).
  3. Indicate 1 method learned you could use to improve patient satisfaction in your endoscopy unit, specifically areas that aid in doctor-patient communication (comprehension).
  4. Define potential sources of infection from contact with various body fluids, transmissibility during endoscopic procedure, and the susceptibility to potential disinfectants (knowledge).
  5. Identify measures you could use within your unit quality assurance program and explain why (e.g., examples could include sedation and monitoring and unit (re)accreditation requirements) (Analysis).

Course Directors


Rahul Shimpi, MD

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC


Anna Duloy, MD

University of Colorado

Aurora, CO


T.R. Levin, MD

Jim Collins

Karl Kwok, MD, FASGE

Lukejohn Day, MD, FASGE

February 19, 2022

7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Visit with Virtual Exhibitors (virtual)

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

Course Directors’ Welcome and Introductions

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

What Constitutes a High-Quality Endoscopy Unit?

8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Advanced Endoscopy and Upper GI Bleeding Quality Indicators

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Radiation and Fluoroscopy Safety in GI

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Roundtable Discussion I: Defining and Measuring Quality in Endoscopy

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Break & Exhibits

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Optimizing Bowel Preparation in Your Endoscopy Unit

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Measuring and Maximizing Patient Satisfaction with the Added Twist of Telemedicine

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Quality in Sedation and Monitoring

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Improving Efficiency in the Endoscopy Unit

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

Roundtable Discussion II: Establishing and Maintaining a High-Quality Endoscopy Unit

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Infection Control in Endoscopy: Global Overview

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Infection Control in Endoscopy: The Nuts and Bolts – What You Need to Know for Your Unit

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Infection Control Q&A

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Break & Exhibits

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in GI

2:25 PM - 2:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Course Adjournment

4:25 - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks and Course Adjournment
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2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Preparing for a Successful Endoscopy Unit Survey Accreditation

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Enhancing the Employee Experience, Maintaining Staff Morale and Managing a Disruptive Staff Membe

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Roundtable Discussion III: Creating a Culture of Quality

3:40 PM - 4:25 PM

Q&A Final Round

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Physician ASGE Member: $450

Physician Non-Member: $550

NOTE:  Members of honoree units in the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program should call or fax in their registration to receive the EURP discounted rate.

Photography and Video Waiver 
ASGE does take photographs and video during our courses and reproduce them in educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the ASGE website. By participating in this program, you grant the right to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes to ASGE. All postings become the property of ASGE. Postings may be displayed, distributed, or used by ASGE for any purpose. 

Photography and Video Policy 
Photography at ASGE programs are allowed for personal, social, or noncommercial use; however, presenters have the right to request no photography, and in those situations, photography is strictly prohibited. Attendees taking photos must do so in a nondisruptive manner so as not to disturb the presenter and other attendees. Flash photography is not allowed. Video recording, live audio or video streaming, and recording for commercial use are strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with this policy will result in removal from an ASGE program without registration refund.


The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASGE designates this live virtual activity for up to 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ASGE Outcome-Based Education Level:
This program is designed to meet ASGE’s Level 3a – Learning (Declarative Knowledge), on an anticipated outcome-based education (OBE) scale.  ASGE’s OBE means starting with a clear picture of what is important for participants to gain from the educational activity to be able to do following participation, then organizing the program, instruction and objectives to make sure the anticipated educational delivery ultimately happened.

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. The members who designed this educational activity were 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 are considered a potential conflict of interest and are peer-reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this program.  All planner, faculty and staff disclosures are available in participant course materials and ASGE GI Leap prior to the start of the 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).

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