CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2020; 11(03): 205-208
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716801
Research Article

Report of the First Training the Colonoscopy Trainers Courses Held in India

Pandurangan Basumani
1  Department of Gastroenterology, Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai, India
,
Mark Thomas Donnelly
2  Department of Gastroenterology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United Kingdom
,
Stuart Anthony Riley
2  Department of Gastroenterology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United Kingdom
,
Md. Thoufeeq
2  Department of Gastroenterology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United Kingdom
,
Ramakrishnan Ravi
1  Department of Gastroenterology, Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai, India
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Abstract

Background and Aim Training the colonoscopy trainers (TCT) courses have become widespread in the United Kingdom and elsewhere but have never taken place in India. This is an account of the first such course delivered in India with an attempt to demonstrate its impact on the training knowledge and abilities of the delegates.

Materials and Methods Twelve independent colonoscopists, all with a training remit, underwent a structured 2-day TCT course. They were asked retrospectively to self-assess their knowledge and training skills across a number of metrics using a 1–10 scale, before and after attending the course.

Statistical Analysis Scores were analyzed by the Wilcoxon’s two-tail test

Results Delegates training knowledge and skills improved significantly across all seven metrics (p < 0.01 for all).

Conclusion The TCT is highly suitable in the Indian endoscopic environment and very effective in improving the training knowledge and skills of even experienced colonoscopists.



Publication History

Publication Date:
30 September 2020 (online)

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