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Endoscopy checklist

Omar Kherad, Sophie Restellini, Charles Ménard, Myriam Martel, Alan Barkun
Background and study aims Checklists can prevent errors and have a positive impact on patient morbidity and mortality in different surgical settings, and possibly also in gastrointestinal endoscopy. The aims of this study were to reinforce commitment in safety culture and better communication among team members in endoscopy, and to prove the feasibility of successful checklist adoption before colonoscopy. Patients and methods The study involved a pre - post quality improvement intervention involving all consecutive patients undergoing a colonoscopy at a single academic endoscopy unit...
December 13, 2017: Endoscopy
Xia Chen, Ping Li, Fei Wang, Guozhong Ji, Lin Miao, Sihong You
Aims and objectives: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects mental state and social activities. On the contrary, mental disorders may also play a crucial role in GERD symptoms. The purpose of the study was to analyze the data of Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (SCL-90-R) questionnaire from patients with persisting GERD and to explore the impact of psychological factors on them. Materials and methods: The patients accepted SCL-90-R questionnaire survey, following endoscopy, high-resolution manometry (HRM), and ambulatory impedance-pH monitoring...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
Michael A Scaffidi, Samir C Grover, Heather Carnahan, Jeffrey J Yu, Elaine Yong, Geoffrey C Nguyen, Simon C Ling, Nitin Khanna, Catharine M Walsh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colonoscopy performance is typically assessed by a supervisor in the clinical setting. There are limitations of this approach, however, because it allows for rater bias and increases supervisor workload demand during the procedure. Video-based assessment of recorded procedures has been proposed as a complementary means by which to assess colonoscopy performance. This study sought to investigate the reliability, validity, and feasibility of video-based assessments of competence in performing colonoscopy compared with live assessment...
August 30, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Rehab H El-Sokkary, Ahmed A Wegdan, Ahmed A Mosaad, Rasha H Bassyouni, Wael M Awad
The aim of this study was to assess the practices of health care workers during gasterointestinal endoscope reprocessing, evaluate their knowledge about reprocessing, and verify their compliance with laboratory and microbiological tests in endoscopy units at Zagazig University and Fayoum University hospitals. All nursing staff on duty from 10 endoscopy units, with 16 flexible endoscopes, were included. Knowledge and practice were assessed by a questionnaire and a checklist. The mean knowledge score was 7.5 (SD 1...
August 27, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
Jenny Lam, Kevin Grimes, Adnan Mohsin, Shawn Tsuda
INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the utility of a checklist in troubleshooting endoscopic equipment. Prior studies have demonstrated that performance in simulated tasks translates into completion of similar tasks in the operating room. Checklists have been shown to decrease error and improve patient safety. There is currently limited experience with the use of simulation and checklists to improve troubleshooting of endoscopic equipment. We propose the use of a checklist during a simulated colonoscopy to improve performance during endoscopic troubleshooting...
November 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
N Vakil, M Vieth, B Wernersson, J Wissmar, J Dent
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in clinical practice is limited by the sensitivity and specificity of symptoms and diagnostic testing. AIM: To determine if adding histology as a criterion and excluding patients with epigastric pain enhances the diagnosis for GERD. METHODS: Patients with frequent upper gastrointestinal symptoms who had not taken a proton pump inhibitor in the previous 2 months and who had evaluable distal oesophageal biopsies were included (Diamond study: NCT00291746)...
May 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Changling Sun, Xue Han, Xiaoying Li, Yayun Zhang, Xiaodong Du
Objective To evaluate the performance of narrow band imaging (NBI) for the diagnosis of laryngeal cancer and to compare the diagnostic value of NBI with that of white light endoscopy. Data Sources PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and CNKI databases. Review Methods Data analyses were performed with Meta-DiSc. The updated Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies-2 tool was used to assess study quality and potential bias. Publication bias was assessed with the Deeks's asymmetry test. The protocol used in this article has been published on PROSPERO and is in accordance with the PRISMA checklist...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Violaine Baranger, Nicolas Bon Mardion, Bertrand Dureuil, Vincent Compère
Throat packs are frequently used after tracheal intubation during ear, nose, and throat surgery. We report 2 cases of complications related to throat packs retained at the end of surgery. Miscommunication between anesthesiology and surgery teams on throat pack management led to an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy examination under general anesthesia in the first case and to severe respiratory distress requiring tracheal reintubation in the second case. Our 2 case reports highlight the importance of good communication between anesthesiology and surgery teams and of standardized procedures and checklists for the management of throat packs to ensure patient safety...
June 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
T Verschoore, S Vandecandelaere, P Vandecandelaere, T Vanderplancke, J Bergs
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The objective of this study is to identify and describe risk factors and complications in endoscopic procedures. METHODS: This review presents the complications and the accompanying risk factors that were described in the selected full-text articles. The relevant full-text articles were found in Pubmed, ISI Web of Science and the CINAHL database. RESULTS: The search resulted in 238 abstracts, 50 of which were finally selected for full-text analysis...
March 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Catharine M Walsh, Simon C Ling, Nitin Khanna, Samir C Grover, Jeffrey J Yu, Mary Anne Cooper, Elaine Yong, Geoffrey C Nguyen, Gary May, Thomas D Walters, Richard Reznick, Linda Rabeneck, Heather Carnahan
BACKGROUND: Rigorously developed and validated direct observational assessment tools are required to support competency-based colonoscopy training to facilitate skill acquisition, optimize learning, and ensure readiness for unsupervised practice. OBJECTIVE: To examine reliability and validity evidence of the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Competency Assessment Tool (GiECAT) for colonoscopy for use within the clinical setting. DESIGN: Prospective, observational, multicenter validation study...
2015: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Jonathan S Ilgen, Irene W Y Ma, Rose Hatala, David A Cook
CONTEXT: The relative advantages and disadvantages of checklists and global rating scales (GRSs) have long been debated. To compare the merits of these scale types, we conducted a systematic review of the validity evidence for checklists and GRSs in the context of simulation-based assessment of health professionals. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of multiple databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE and Scopus to February 2013. We selected studies that used both a GRS and checklist in the simulation-based assessment of health professionals...
February 2015: Medical Education
Catharine M Walsh, Simon C Ling, Petar Mamula, Jenifer R Lightdale, Thomas D Walters, Jeffrey J Yu, Heather Carnahan
OBJECTIVES: Validated assessment tools are required to support competency-based education. We aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Competency Assessment Tool for Pediatric Colonoscopy (GiECATKIDS), an instrument developed by 41 North American experts using Delphi methodology. METHODS: GiECATKIDS consists of a 7-item global rating scale (GRS) and an 18-item checklist (CL). An attending physician assessed 104 colonoscopies performed at 3 North American hospitals by 56 endoscopists, including 25 novices (<50 previous procedures), 21 intermediates (50-250), and 10 advanced endoscopists (>500)...
April 2015: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
L K Jha, C Maradey-Romero, R Gadam, T Hershcovici, O Z Fass, S F Quan, J Guillen, R Fass
BACKGROUND: Up to half of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients report having heartburn that awakens them from sleep during the night. Recumbent-awake and conscious awakenings from sleep during the night are commonly associated with acid reflux events. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of esomeprazole 40 mg once daily on nighttime acid reflux, frequency of conscious awakenings associated with acid reflux and the recumbent-awake period. METHODS: Patients with heartburn and/or regurgitation at least three times a week were eligible for this study...
February 2015: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
E Jager, A Hausemann, H Hofmann, U Otto, U Heudorf
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy is an important part of modern medical diagnostics and therapy. The invasive procedures are however associated with a risk to transmit infections. Against this background the KRINKO has published the "Hygienic requirements for the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes and endoscopic accessories" in 2002 and has updated these recommendations in 2012. In 2003 and 2013 all gastroenterological facilities in Frankfurt am Main using flexible endoscopes were monitored for compliance with the recommendations...
December 2014: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Adam Alleemudder, Phil King, Sampi Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To describe a simple novel technique for reducing the likelihood of wrong-side surgery in endourology. METHOD: A radiopaque adhesive SKINTACT ECG electrode is placed in the corresponding groin on the side of the intended procedure and provides a visual aid to the surgeon on the fluoroscopy image to ensure the correct side is being performed. RESULTS: The electrode is placed in the groin at the end of the surgical checklist in view of and in collaboration with the whole surgical team before commencing the procedure...
December 2014: Urology
M Matharoo, S Thomas-Gibson, A Haycock, N Sevdalis
Patient safety and quality improvement are increasingly prioritised across all areas of healthcare. Errors in endoscopy are common but often inconsequential and therefore go uncorrected. A series of minor errors, however, may culminate in a significant adverse event. This is unsurprising given the rising volume and complexity of cases coupled with shift working patterns. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that surgical safety checklists can prevent errors and thus positively impact on patient morbidity and mortality...
October 2014: Frontline Gastroenterology
Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska, Jowita Rosada-Kurasińska, Marzena Zielińska, Małgorzata Grześkowiak, Agnieszka Bienert, Ian A Jenkins, Iwona Ignyś
Endoscopic procedures involving the gastrointestinal tract have been successfully developed in paediatric practice over the last two decades, improving both diagnosis and treatment in many children's gastrointestinal diseases. In this group of patients, experience and co-operation between paediatricians/endoscopists and paediatric anaesthesiologists should help to guarantee the quality and safety of a procedure and should additionally help to minimise the risk of adverse events which are greater the smaller the child is...
April 2014: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
Marc Garnier, Francis Bonnet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Anesthesia outside the operating room is commonly uncomfortable and risky. In this setting, anesthetic emergencies or complications may occur. This review aims to report the most recent updates regarding the management of prehospital anesthesia, anesthesia in the trauma and emergency rooms, and anesthesia for endoscopy and interventional radiology. RECENT FINDINGS: After tracheal intubation failure, airway control of outpatients could be achieved by pharmacologically assisted laryngeal mask insertion...
August 2014: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Catharine M Walsh, Simon C Ling, Thomas D Walters, Petar Mamula, Jenifer R Lightdale, Heather Carnahan
OBJECTIVES: Many aspects of pediatric colonoscopy differ from adult practice. To date, there is no validated measure of endoscopic competence for use in pediatrics. Using Delphi methodology, we aimed to determine expert consensus regarding items required on a checklist and global rating scale designed to assess the competence of clinicians performing colonoscopy on pediatric patients. METHODS: A total of 41 North American pediatric endoscopy experts rated potential checklist and global rating items for their importance as indicators of the competence of trainees learning to perform pediatric colonoscopy...
October 2014: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Catharine M Walsh, Simon C Ling, Nitin Khanna, Mary Anne Cooper, Samir C Grover, Gary May, Thomas D Walters, Linda Rabeneck, Richard Reznick, Heather Carnahan
BACKGROUND: Ensuring competence remains a seminal objective of endoscopy training programs, professional organizations, and accreditation bodies; however, no widely accepted measure of endoscopic competence currently exists. OBJECTIVE: By using Delphi methodology, we aimed to develop and establish the content validity of the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Competency Assessment Tool for colonoscopy. DESIGN: An international panel of endoscopy experts rated potential checklist and global rating items for their importance as indicators of the competence of trainees learning to perform colonoscopy...
May 2014: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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