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​Professional Associations and Helpful Websites

Clinical Practice Guidelines

ASGE Ensuring Safety in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit Task Force, Calderwood AH, Chapman, et al. Guidelines for safety in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014; 79 (3): 363-372. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2013.12.015.

Reprocessing Guideline Task Force, Petersen BT, Cohen J, et al. Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible GI endoscopes: 2016 update. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017; 85 (2): 282-294. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.10.002.

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Banerjee S, Shen B, et al. Infection control during GI endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008; 67 (6): 781-790. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2008.01.027.

Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. Guidelines.

O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA, et al. Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections, 2011. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2011.

Royal College of Anaesthetists. Clinical quality, standards and safety.

Royal College of Anaesthetists. Wrong site block.

World Health Organization. WHO guidelines for safe surgery: Safe surgery saves lives 2009. Geneva: WHO; 2009.

Additional Resources for Selected Serious Events

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC). Surgical safety in Canada: A 10-year review of CMPA and HIROC medico-legal data. CMPA, HIROC; 2016.

Colvin JR, Peden CJ (Eds). Raising the standard: a compendium of audit recipes for continuous quality improvement in anaesthesia; 3rd edition. London: Royal College of Anaesthetists; 2012.

Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC) Dialysis Interest Group. Practice Recommendations: Intravascular Dialysis Catheter Care to Prevent Central

Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections in Adults. 2016.

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Principles for reliable performance of correct-site surgery. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority; 2012.

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Quarterly update on wrong-site surgery: work to be done.  Pa Patient Saf Advis. 2013; 10 (3): 110-115.

Public Health Agency of Canada. Vaccine administration practices. Canadian immunization guide: Part 1. Key immunization information. Ottawa, ON: PHAC; 2017.

Stahel PF, Sabel AL, Victoroff MS, et al. Wrong-site and wrong-patient procedures in the universal protocol era: Analysis of a prospective database of physician self-reported occurrences. Arch Surg. 2010; 145(10): 978-984. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.2010.185.

World Health Organization. WHO best practices for injections and related procedures toolkit. Geneva: WHO; 2010.