Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES) Study (RATES)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02247115|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 20, 2017
The establishment of a number of training programs in therapeutic endoscopy, standardization of the performance of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopy retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and definition of competence is of paramount importance. The length of training and minimum number of procedures, requisite theoretical learning and methodology to define competence in EUS and ERCP are not well defined. The investigators research has demonstrated that individuals in training acquire skills at different rates and the number of procedures completed alone is a suboptimal marker for competency in a given procedure. Hence, emphasis needs to be shifted away from the number of procedures performed to performance metrics with well-defined and validated thresholds of performance. Multicenter prospective data are needed to help guide development of competency based medical education that define learning curves in EUS and ERCP and set evidence-based benchmarks required to achieve competence using a validated competency assessment tool.
Hypothesis: The central hypothesis is that a validated EUS and ERCP competency assessment tool will allow for reliable and generalizable standardized learning curves, competency benchmarks and creation of a centralized national database that compares a trainee's performance amongst peers.
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||36 participants|
|Official Title:||Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES) Study: A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating Competence in Endoscopic Ultrasound and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram Among Advanced Endoscopy Trainees|
|Study Start Date :||July 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2016|
- Overall competency [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]The proportion of advanced endoscopy trainees (AETs) that achieve overall competency in EUS and ERCP using a standardized competency assessment tool with a comprehensive data collection and reporting system.
- Competency in EUS [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]The proportion of AETs that achieve competency in individual technical (EUS stations, and FNA) and cognitive (TMN staging) aspects of EUS.
- Competency in ERCP [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]The proportion of trainees that achieve competency in individual technical (cannulation rate, stone removal and stent placement) and cognitive (proficient use of cholangiography) aspects of ERCP.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02247115
|Principal Investigator:||Sachin Wani, MD||University of Colorado, Denver|