More Training Needed for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

A recent study (NM Hijaz et al. JPGN 2015; 61: 421-23) shows that there is little formal training in wireless capsule endoscopy.  Though this study was merely a 5-item questionnaire sent to program directors (adult and pediatric), it showed that only 4% of pediatric program respondents had a formal training module and only 27% have a hands-on course.  These results were based on a 39% pediatric program response (25/64).

My take: Despite the low response rate to the questionnaire, given the increasing use of WCE as an evaluation tool, better training is needed.

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