Quality & Safety

quality & safety

ASGE offers resources such as guidelines, technology reviews and hands-on training for a variety of endoscopic procedures and techniques including infection control, privileging, quality indicators and more. 

Infection Control for GI Practices

Having a strong quality and safety program in your practice requires that you adopt and follow numerous guidelines from various sources. It also requires that your team knows the latest information about preventing infection transmission.

Reprocessing and Infection Control

Reprocessing endoscopes and maintaining infection control are crucial safety concerns in a gastrointestinal endoscopic unit. ASGE encourages units to prioritize high safety standards.  

ASGE Quality and Safety Programs

ASGE offers programs aimed at empowering physicians and non-physician staffs to create high quality endoscopy units. Strengthen the quality and safety infrastructure of your practice by being empowered, recognized, and prepared. 

CMS Quality Programs 

ASGE advocates for fairness and transparency in quality and efficiency programs that help practices succeed in public reporting. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have several quality reporting programs that have significant impact on practices and physician reimbursement

Quality-Related Guidelines

ASGE guideline for infection control during GI endoscopy ASGE 2018
GIE Volume 87, Issue 5, 1167 - 1179

Quality indicators for gastrointestinal endoscopy units, ASGE 2017
VideoGIE , Volume 2 , Issue 6 , 119 - 140

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

Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes: 2016
Gastrointest Endosc 2021:93:11–33.e6

Quality Indicators for GI Endoscopic Procedures - complete set of documents
Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:1-80

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