Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit

October 1, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course Director(s):
Joseph Elmunzer, MD, and Raj Keswani, MD, MS


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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. This course will be held virtually.

Participants will be able to…

  • List two to three measures of quality in endoscopy (knowledge).


  • Recognize the techniques that are described that will make their endoscopy unit safer and more efficient (comprehension).


  • Use at least one method that is learned to improve patient satisfaction in their endoscopy unit, specifically in an area that advances doctor-patient communications (comprehension).


  • Define potential sources of infection from a patient’s contact with body fluids, transmissibility during endoscopic procedure, and the susceptibility to potential disinfectants (knowledge).


  • Identify measures that your unit can use in its quality assurance program (e.g., sedation and monitoring and unit accreditation/reaccreditation requirements) and explain why those are important (analysis).

Course Directors

Joseph Elmunzer, MD

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Raj Keswani, MD, MS

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois


Jim Collins, RN CNOR

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

October 1, 2022

7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Visit with exhibitors (virtual)

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and introductions

Course Directors: Joseph Elmunzer, MD, and Raj Keswani, MD, MS

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

Approaching automation of data collection and data analysis

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


1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Infection control in endoscopy: The nuts and bolts – What you need to know for your unit

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Infection control in endoscopy: Global overview

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Infection control Q&A

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Break & Exhibits

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in GI

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Preparing for a successful endoscopy unit survey accreditation

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Enhancing the employee experience, maintaining staff morale, and managing a disruptive staff member

3:30 PM - 3:55 AM

Roundtable Discussion III: Creating a culture of quality

3:55 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing remarks and adjournment

Download the registration form and agenda

Click here or call 630.573.0600 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET to register for this course.

This course costs $450 for ASGE member physicians and non-physicians and $550 for non-member physicians and non-physicians.

ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP) unit members can call 630.573.0600 or fax their registration forms to 630.963.8332 to receive a discount.

If you cannot register for this course online, submit a check that is made payable to ASGE and the following information to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Attention: Improving Quality Registration, P.O. Box 809055, Chicago, IL 60680-9055

Course Refund Policy

Refunds will not be provided for this course.

Photography and Video Waiver

ASGE takes photographs and video during its courses that it may reproduce in its 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 is allowed for personal, social, or noncommercial use. However, presenters have the right to request that no photographs be taken; in those situations, photography is strictly prohibited. Attendees taking photos must do so in a nondisruptive manner that does not to disturb the presenter or other attendees. Flash photography is not allowed. Video recording, live audio, video streaming, and recording for commercial use are strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with this policy will result in one’s removal from an ASGE program without having their registration refunded.

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 6.5 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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