ASGE guideline on minimum staffing requirements for the performance of GI endoscopy.
Efforts to increase patient safety and satisfaction, a critical concern for health providers, require periodic evaluation of all factors involved in the provision of GI endoscopy services. We aimed to develop guidelines on minimum staffing requirements and scope of practice of available staff for the safe and efficient performance of GI endoscopy. The recommendations in this guideline were based on a systematic review of published literature, results from a nationwide survey of endoscopy directors, along with the expert guidance of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Standards of Practice Committee members, ASGE Practice Operation Committee members, and the ASGE Governing Board.
Jamil LH, Naveed M, Agrawal D, Fujii-Lau LL, Al-Haddad M, Buxbaum JL, Fishman DS, Jue TL, Law JK, Lee JK, Qumseya BJ, Sawhney MS, Thosani N, Storm AC, Calderwood AH, Gurudu SR, Khashab MA, Yang J, Wani SB. ASGE guideline on minimum staffing requirements for the performance of GI endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Apr;91(4):723-729.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.12.002. Epub 2020 Feb 6. PMID: 32033801.