Quality assurance in the endoscopy suite: sedation and monitoring.

@article{Zebris2004QualityAI,
  title={Quality assurance in the endoscopy suite: sedation and monitoring.},
  author={Jeannette Zebris and Walter Maurer},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={415-29}
}
Education and training is the first line of defense in maintaining patient safety and providing quality care in the Endoscopy suite. Ensuring that the health care provider is well trained minimizes the risk to the patient. Quality assurance begins and ends with training. Quality assurance in the endoscopy suite related to sedation is accomplished through training and ongoing data collection using structure, process, and outcome measures. Monitoring compliance to standards with continual… CONTINUE READING