Skills Tracker
Register and track gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures over time
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Endostation by University of Alberta Therapeutic Endoscopy Program
Endostation is a smartphone app created and developed by the University of Alberta Therapeutic Endoscopy Program (2018) to facilitate the registering and tracking of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy procedures. Every user must create his/her own account in order to be able to submit data from 5 of the most common diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures performed in Gastroenterology: Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), Balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). The data that can be registered include type of procedure, patient age and gender, supervisor initials (or own initials if no trainee), indication of the procedure and therapeutic interventions performed (if applicable) among others. In some instances, the endoscopist will be asked to choose an option from a dropdown menu. For example, cannulation in ERCP will have four different options to choose from: native papilla, previous sphincterotomy, failed or did not try (when the staff performs all the cannulation). Moreover, the user will have to choose the ERCP grade of difficulty (based on the ASGE grading system for ERCP, see table). For colonoscopy, the endoscopist will have to document the extent of the procedure (sigmoid, splenic flexure, hepatic flexure, cecum). This will make easier to calculate the cecal intubation rate at any time. No confidential patient information can be documented in the app. Endostation runs on iOS and Android platforms.
The user is encouraged to submit the data into the app immediately after finishing each endoscopic procedure. The app is linked to the calendar of the smartphone to document the date of every procedure with accuracy. Registering the procedure data does not take more than 30 seconds, including cases in which therapeutic interventions are performed. Endostation is linked to a website (www.endostation.ca) where the data is presented in more detail. Physicians will be able to review their own data and create graphs that show the total number of procedures and therapeutic interventions over time. This data can be saved and/or shared with supervisors (for physicians in training) at any time. This allows the monitoring of procedure numbers and potential skill progress to evaluate for changes or interventions in the Program for each individual if needed.

This app has the potential to be a reliable source of information for training development as well as an education and research tool in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

To view the ASGE grading for ERCP procedures

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Enter Procedures
Submit procedures using the app immediately after each endoscopic procedure
View Reports
Generate graphs and reports on your procedures within the app
Track Skills
Track progress across individual skills in each procedure using the web app
Features
About
Quickly enter procedures in under one minute
Submit five of the most common endoscopic procedures
View comprehensive history of submitted procedures
Review data and create graphs within the app
Share your data with others via email
Tracks skill progress over time
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Submit five of the most common endoscopic procedures
Review data and create graphs within the app
Tracks skill progress over time
The purpose of Endostation is to register and track Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures over time. The App was created to register and track data from 5 of the most common endoscopic procedures in Gastroenterology: Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE).

The registering of the data will be done in less than a minute and the users will be able to review their numbers and skills progress over time. The data can be reviewed and shared at any point in time for reference. No confidential patient information can be registered in the App.

The Endostation App is a helpful an easy tool to keep track of your endoscopic procedures and evaluate your skills progress during training.
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Meet the Team
EndoStation was developed as a collaboration between the Undergraduate Medical Education office and the Division of Gastroenterology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta
Sergio Zepeda-Gomez is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Brendan Halloran is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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