In 2005, SGNA developed a Minimum Data Set for identifying the essential elements necessary to document delivery of patient care in the gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic setting. This type of standardized information for facilitating communication among practitioners is believed to enhance patient outcomes.
Goals of the Minimum Data Set:
1. Serve as a guideline for documentation (manual or computerized).
2. Serve as a guide for benchmarking current practice.
3. Provide a resource for employee orientation and training.
4. Serve as a resource for ABCGN certification preparation.
5. Facilitate standardized retrieval of research data points.
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How can the Minimum Data Set help you?
Development of the SGNA Minimum Data Set: An Evidence-Based Resource
Use of the SGNA Minimum Data Set in the Clinical Area
Transitioning From Paper to Computerized Documentation
Specialty Nomenclature: A Worthwhile Challenge
SGNA Task Force Members:
Kathy Baker, PhD RN ACNS-BC FAAN (co-chair)
Karen Laing, MA RN CGRN (co-chair)
Cathy M. Dykes, MS RN CCRC CCRP CGRN
Colleen Keith, MSN RN CGRN
Marilyn Schaffner, PhD RN CGRN
Patricia G. Turpin, PhD RN CNAA BC
University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing