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Improving Quality and Safety In Your Endoscopy Unit (On-Demand) | March 2021
Release Date: April 2021
Viewing Time:
7 hours
This highly popular course was developed by ASGE to educate physicians and non-physician staff of endoscopy units on how to translate quality and safety concepts into everyday practice. Through a mixture of didactic lecture and interactive sessions taught by leading experts in the field, participants of the course will advance their knowledge of endoscopy unit quality and safety, as well as discuss emerging trends and evidence. They will also be prepared to apply for the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program or be able to renew their current participation. 

The Livestreamed Course was held on March 27, 2021.

Release Date: April 2021
Viewing Time: 7 hours
Learning Objectives
  • List 2-3 ways you can define and measure quality in endoscopy.
  • Recognize techniques described to make your endoscopy unit more efficient and safe.
  • Indicate 1 method learned you could use to improve patient satisfaction in your endoscopy unit, specifically areas that aid in doctor-patient communication.
  • Define potential sources of infection from contact with various body fluids, transmissibility during endoscopic procedure and the susceptibility to potential disinfectants.
  • Discuss measures you could use within your unit quality assurance program, including sedation and monitoring and unit accreditation and re-accreditation.
Course Directors and Faculty

Rajesh Keswani , MD
Northwestern University 
Chicago, IL 
Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University
Director of Quality
Digestive Health Center 

Aasma Shaukat, MD MPH 
Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH 
University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, MN 
GI section Chief Minneapolis VA 
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

James Collins, RN, CNOR
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FASGE
Anne Tuskey, MD
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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+
Contact Information
For technical difficulties or questions related to content or CME credits, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM (CST) at 1-866-353-2743 or email
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Apr 12, 2024
Cost: Member: $450.00
Non-Member: $550.00
Credit Offered:
7 CME Credits
7 Participation Credits
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