Image Category: Fundamentals: Endoscope Handling

Minor Tip Deflection with gentle advancement

A. Minor tip deflection with gentle advancement and mild torsion allows the endoscope to traverse bends while maintaining a gentle curve. B. Sharp angulation of the tip (like a candy cane) hinders advancement and may result in paradoxical motion, where th

Video Monitor

Stand comfortably, facing the patient and the video monitor. Generally the video monitor will be across the gurney from the endoscopist, directly in the endoscopist’s line of sight.

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