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Table 1 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy core motor and cognitive skills required for competence in colonoscopy [9]

From: A competency framework for colonoscopy training derived from cognitive task analysis techniques and expert review

Motor Cognitive
Correctly holding the colonoscope Anatomy
Use of the colonoscope controls Patient selection
Colonoscope insertion Preparation
Colonoscope advancement Colonoscope selection
 Tip control Informed consent
 Torque Sedation management
Lumen identification Assessment of indication and risks
Withdrawal/mucosal inspection Pathology identification
Loop reduction Therapeutic device settings
Angulated turns Integration of findings into management plans
Terminal ileum intubation Report generation and communication
Biopsy Complication management
Snare polypectomy Quality improvement