Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand indications and contraindications for the basic endoscopic procedures (competence)
  • Recognize common pathological findings and apply appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions (performance)
  • Recognize and know how to manage common complications related to basic endoscopic procedures (competence)
  • Describe appropriate patient preparation (competence)
  • Identify and discuss available diagnostic and therapeutic alternatives (competence)
  • Demonstrate improved motor skills and dexterity that form the fundamental basis for the performance of upper and lower endoscopy:

·    Demonstrate the process of endoscope navigation, tip deflection and torque (performance).

·    Demonstrate the technique of colonoscope loop reduction (performance)

·    Demonstrate the technique for retroflexion (performance)

·    Demonstrate the ability to adequately evaluate the mucosa and the skill to target lesions endoscopically (performance)