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Guidelines to Endoscopic Training

By Endoscopic Institute on Jul. 25, 2008.

All over world there is lack of a structured endoscopy training program with clear goals for proper teaching and evaluation. It is necessary to alleviate apprehensions in the minds of trainees regarding this crucial area.

Guidelines for endoscopic training.

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy training should occur in appropriately equipped facilities.
  • Exposure to gastrointestinal endoscopic live procedures should be available to all trainees, both physicians and surgeons.
  • Cognitive and interpretive skills combined with a clear understanding of the role of gastrointestinal endoscopy in patient management are as important as technical skills.
  • Endoscopic physician should understand the principles and practice of cleaning and disinfection of modern endoscopic instruments in accordance with current guidelines of cleaning and disinfection.
  • Appropriate training in fluoroscopic theory and practice of how to operate C-arm should be obtained.
  • Physician should complete the specified minimum number of procedures under supervision before the supervisor may consider assessing competence.
  • Certificate from the institute and University should be taken at the completion of the training program.
  • The program director should attest that the candidate is competent to perform the gastrointestinal endoscopy and specific procedures safely and expeditiously.
  • The institute should encourages successful applicants to maintain continuing medical education in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopic practice and to regularly audit their own endoscopic practice.


Log Book

Details of all cases attempted, including those not successfully completed, must be recorded prospectively in the log books. These details include indications complications, degrees of success and time taken. The time taken is recorded as a guide for the supervisor and is considered to be much less important than the successful completion of a procedure with minimal discomfort for the patient and no complications.

The fellow should work with the preceptor and other designated members of the training team in the procedure room. The fellow should participate in the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care of patients. The fellow may be assigned to other professionals to gain additional knowledge and experience in procedures and techniques.

World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurgaon, India offer a structured training program which is fully dedicated for scientific laparoscopic training. The detail about this institute can be found at the website of World Laparoscopy Hospital

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