7:00 a.m. | Sign-in and breakfast
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Conference
Lunch is included | up to 7.5 CE credits
Learn about a variety of endoscopy-related topics. In addition to hands-on learning, participants will become familiar with what’s new in infection prevention in the GI lab, ERAS, inflammatory bowel disease, scope anatomy and processing, electrocautery and polypectomy, ASA scoring and complicated cases.
Endoscope Cross Contamination, a Microbiologist’s Perspective
Grace Thornhill, Ph.D., Boston Scientific Microbiologist
Dr. Grace Thornhill discusses increased risks for endoscopy-associated infections and strategies for strengthening quality improvement programs.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
Megan Frost, MD
General surgeon, Asante Physician Partners
Dr. Megan Frost talks about her experience using, enhanced-recovery-after surgery techniques after bowel surgeries.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Meghan Gilroy, MD
Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology Consultants, PC
Dr. Meghan Gilroy brings her expertise on care for the patient with inflammatory bowel disease.
Vonnie Halverson, RN, and Teresa Everts, RN, give examples of abdominal pressure and bowel anatomy. Cases studies and difficult cases will be reviewed.
Bedside Cleaning and the Anatomy of a Scope
Lin Fredrickson, advanced gastrointestinal technician specialist, and a representative from Boston Scientific, review and demonstrate proper bedside cleaning. Hands-on practice will be available along with information from Boston Scientific about compliance kits and scope anatomy.
Bedside Cleaning Steps
Lin Fredrickson, AGTS endoscopy tech, Asante
Endoscopy Infection Prevention
Jacqueline Daley, consultant and expert resource on various aspects of infection prevention and control, instructs on what infection prevention looks like for today’s GI lab in order to maintain safe practices.
Electrocautery and Polypectomy
Kristie Briggs, RN
Kristie Briggs, RN, - from ERBE discusses electrocautery and the difficult polypectomy in the endoscopy suite.
ASA Scoring and Complicated Cases
Dr. Erich Weber discusses ASA scoring and complicated endoscopy cases. What to watch for, avoid and ask for help.
Hands-on pig lab – Electrocautery and Polypectomy
Kristie Briggs, RN director of Clinical Education, ERBE USA Inc. / Macy Davis ASC territory manager, Boston Scientific
Hands-on pig lab – Advanced Techniques for Polypectomy and EMR
Lindsay Smith, GI territory manager, Boston Scientific
Conference sponsored by Asante, Boston Scientific, ERBE and PNWSG