Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2019 Apr;24(2):51-54. 10.15279/kpba.2019.24.2.51.

Certificated System for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Foreign Countries

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. chokb@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is endoscopically complicated procedure which carries a higher risk of serious adverse events, and it is more challenging compared with general endoscopy. On a national basis, the accepted standards of practice in ERCP are needed to be outlined to ensure consistent clinical standards in patient management. Certificated system for general endoscopy has been implemented since 2006 in Korea. However, an established system for certification of ERCP does not exist, which requires longer training than general endoscopy. Recently, much has been reported about the need to measure and improve the quality of endoscopy services, but still the variability exists in standards used by hospitals for credentialing physicians to ERCP in Korea. There is an urgent need to settle the credentialing process to enhance practice and to protect patients, which suits our society. This article investigated the system of ERCP certification in overseas, and should be helpful to establish the standard certification system of ERCP in Korea.

Keyword

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; Certification
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