Evaluation of a European-wide survey on paediatric endoscopy training

Ilse Julia Broekaert*, Joerg Jahnel, Nicolette Moes, Hubert van der Doef, Angela Ernst, Jorge Amil Dias, Mike Thomson, Christos Tzivinikos

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    Abstract

    Objective To evaluate quality of paediatric endoscopy training of Young members of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).

    Methods An online questionnaire designed by the Young ESPGHAN Committee was sent to 125 Young ESPGHAN members between February 2014 and September 2015. The questionnaire comprised 32 questions addressing some general information of the participants and the structure of their paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition programmes; procedural volume and terminal ileal intubation (Tll) rate; supervision, assessments, participation in endoscopy courses and simulator training; and satisfaction with endoscopy training and self-perceived competency.

    Results Of 68 participants, 48 (71%) were enrolled in an official training programme. All alumni (n=31) were trained in endoscopy. They completed a median of 200 oesophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs) and 75 ileocolonoscopies (ICs) with a Tll rate of >90% in 43%. There is a significant difference in numbers of ICs between the Tll rate groups >90%, 50%-90% and

    Conclusions Despite reaching the suggested procedural endoscopy volumes, a rather low Ill rate of >90% calls for end-of-training certifications based on the achievement of milestones of competency.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)188-193
    Number of pages6
    JournalFrontline gastroenterology
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr-2019

    Keywords

    • FELLOWSHIP PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES
    • GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY
    • THERAPEUTIC ENDOSCOPY
    • PERFORMANCE-MEASURES
    • ASSESSMENT-TOOL
    • LEARNING-CURVE
    • COMPETENCE
    • GASTROENTEROLOGY
    • IMPROVEMENT
    • SOCIETY

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