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Colonoscopy Technique: Basic and Advanced 2nd Edition (DV055)
Released: May 2013
Viewing Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

This CME activity consists of the ASGE video, Colonoscopy Technique: Basic and Advanced 2nd Edition, followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

This updated instructional video includes a discussion of informed consent, selecting the type of colonoscope, understanding tip deflection, anatomic landmarks in the colon, colonoscopic insertion technique, intubation of the terminal ileum, the impact of sedation on technique, maintaining safety during colonoscope insertion, withdrawal technique, and finally, the very difficult colonoscopy.  You can view these sections in sequence or select from this menu.  Polypectomy is covered in a separate video within the ASGE Endoscopic Learning Library.  

See a preview of this video content here

Target Audience

Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists, gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

As a result of completing this activity, physicians will be able to:

• Recognize the principles of safe and successful colonoscope insertion.
• State the rationale for and method of effective withdrawal technique.
• Identify the use of variations in colonoscope design including pediatric colonoscopes, variable stiffness colonoscopes, and tools for completion of very difficult colonoscopies.

Video Release Date: May 1, 2013
Online CME Release Date:  September 1, 2013
Most Recent CME Review Date:  January 23, 2016
CME Expiration Date:  January 23, 2019

Expected Time of Activity Completion:  105 Minutes (1.75 CME Credit)

Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows Requirements: Operating system: Windows 7+
Browser: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+

Macintosh Requirements:
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+


This CME activity consists of an ASGE video, followed by a post-assessment.  All materials required to complete the activity, including the video, are contained within the activity.

To complete this activity,
1. View the video.
2. Complete the Post –assessment by selecting the single best answer for each multiple choice question. You will be able to change your answer at any time until you click on the finish button.
3. Complete the Evaluation.

You may complete the activity in one sitting, or you may save your work in progress and complete it at a later date. However, to earn CME credits, you must complete the activity prior to the CME expiration date. 

In order to claim credit, you must complete the Post-assessment and Evaluation. Completed CME will be tracked in your account and you can print a record of this CME activity at any time. 

Contact Info

For technical difficulties, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm Central Time at 1-866-353-ASGE (2743). For questions related to content or CME credits, please email

Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $44.00
Non-Member: $61.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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