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Advanced Practice in Endoscopy Nursing

Course No. : 193-260233-01|Start Date : 03/09/2019


Advance Practice Nurse(s) and/or Senior Registered Nurse(s) (refer to content)

Language Used

Cantonese supplemented with English

Total Hours

12 hours


4 sessions


Tsimshatsui East Ocean Learning Centre

Start Date





18:30 - 21:30

Tuition Fee



General Short Courses

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Course description

The importance of an efficient and coordinated care is critical with the rising complexity of endoscopic procedures and the higher acuity of the patient population. This course is designed to build on the critical thinking skills of senior nurses in relation to their practice as a coordinator in the endoscopy unit, and to meet their educational requirements within the gastroenterology department. This enables the senior nurses to demonstrate a proficient level of competency, and the ability to respond appropriately and effectively to deal with situations within increasing complexity for providing a safe and high quality of health care service in the specialty areas of clinical gastroenterology.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the participants should be able to
1. Contextualise the importance of safety considerations within endoscopy in general and specifically within the various advanced endoscopic procedures
2. Critically analyse the principles and the practice of quality assurance on infection control and endoscope reprocessing
3. Make informed judgements regarding the appropriate actions to be taken to ensure safety within advanced endoscopy
4. Examine the endoscopic procedures and situations which require specific attention and management

Topics included

1. Identification of safety issues in endoscopy
2. Quality assurance on infection control and endoscope reprocessing
3. Safe and effective practice in advanced endoscopic procedures: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) of the gastrointestinal tract, Interventional Pulmonology, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and Endoscopic Navigation System

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) points would be offered.
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued on written request to students who have an attendance of not less than 70%


Advance Practice Nurse(s) and/or Senior Registered Nurse(s) with extensive experience in endoscopy and gastroenterology nursing.

1) Ms Mei-Wang Kwok, Registered Nurse, Combined Endoscopy Unit, Pok Oi Hospital
2) Ms Christy Ho-Yee Cheung, Advanced Practice Nurse, Integrated Endoscopy Centre, Queen Mary Hospital
3) Dr Jones Hau-Chung Kwok, Associate Consultant, Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Princess Margaret Hospital
4) Ms Yuet-Ling Tsang, Advanced Practice Nurse, Central Endoscopy Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital