Simulator training in endoscopic hemostasis

Kai Matthes, Brian J. Dunkin, Dennis M. Jensen

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Endoscopic management of acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is an advanced procedure associated with high morbidity and mortality. The traditional apprentice model of training for such events is often inadequate because of their unpredictable frequency, common occurrence off hours, and high stakes for patient outcome. Hemostasis is the cessation of active bleeding and prevention of rebleeding with an endoscopic intervention. Proficiency in endoscopic management of GI hemorrhage includes proper preparation, a systematic categorization of both the source of bleeding and the technique used to control it, the necessary knowledge base, and technical skills to perform the endoscopic intervention. Various simulation platforms, including virtual reality simulators, in vivo models, and explanted tissue, can be helpful in gaining proficiency in endoscopic hemostasis, although validated criteria for obtaining and maintaining procedural competence in this area are still lacking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-182
Number of pages9
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Credentialing in endoscopy
  • Endoscopic hemostasis
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Simulator training
  • Training
  • Training in endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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