Didactic Content

The FES didactics are available to everyone, free -of -charge, at www.fesdidactic.org and cover the following material:

Module 1: Technology 

  • Characteristics of Endoscopes 
  • Equipment Setup 
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Equipment Care

Module 2: Patient Preparation

  • Informed Consent 
  • Anesthesia Risk Assessment
  • Bowel Preparation 
  • Prophylactic Antibiotic Therapy
  • Management of Antithrombotics   

Module 3: Sedation & Analgesia

  • Monitoring
  • Moderate Sedation 
  • Recovery 
  • Unsedated Endoscopy

Module 4: Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • Indications/Complications
  • Preparation
  • Anatomy
  • Technique
  • Common Challenges
  • Common Pathology
  • Documentation
  • Complications

Module 5: Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • Indications/Contraindications
  • Screening/ Surveillance
  • Preparation
  • Anatomy & Technique

Module 6: Performing Lower GI Procedures

  • Findings
  • Complications

Module 7: Small Bowel

  • Indications
  • Anatomy
  • Techniques
  • Pathology

Module 8: Diagnostic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Preparation
  • Anatomy
  • Technique
  • Radiographic Findings During ERCP
  • Complications

Module 9: Hemostasis

  • Non-thermal Techniques 
  • Thermal Techniques

Module 10: Tissue Removal

  • Sampling Techniques
  • Complications
  • Ablative Techniques

Module 11: Enteral Access

  • Indications
  • Preparation
  • Technique: PEG
  • Technique: PEJ and PEG/JET
  • Replacement
  • Complications

Module 12: Endoscopic Ultrasound

  • Indications
  • Preparation
  • Diagnostic
  • Therapeutic

Module 13: Advanced Imaging

  • High Definition (resolution) and High Magnification Endoscopy
  • Autofluorescence Endoscopy
  • Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy

Guide: Users – Viewing Online Content

+