Endoscopy 2022; 54(02): 206-210
DOI: 10.1055/a-1695-3244
Position Statement

Guidance for the implementation of a safety checklist for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates (ESGENA) Position Statement

Ian M. Gralnek
 1   Ellen and Pinchas Mamber Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Emek Medical Center, Afula, and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
 2   Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), TARGID, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Manmeet Matharoo
 3   Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St. Mark’s Hospital, London, UK
 4   North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
 5   Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
Andrew Veitch
 6   Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Peter Meier
 7   Med. Klinik II, Diakovere Henriettenstift, Klinik für Enterologie, Hannover, Germany
Ulrike Beilenhoff
 8   Ulm, Germany
Cesare Hassan
 9   Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Pieve Emanuele, Milan, Italy
10   Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy
Mario Dinis-Ribeiro
11   Porto Comprehensive Cancer Center (Porto.CCC) & RISE@CI-IPOP (Health Research Network), Porto, Portugal
Helmut Messmann
12   III. Medizinischen Klinik, Klinikum Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
› Author Affiliations

This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It provides guidance on the collection and handling of tissue samples during endoscopy of the lower gastrointestinal tract. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence.

Publication History

Article published online:
14 December 2021

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