Article Content

Minimum Data Set: the identified basic essential elements necessary to document delivery of patient care in the gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic setting.


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 CBGNA certification preparation.


5. Facilitate standardized retrieval of research data points.


SGNA Task Force Members


Kathy B. Bean, PhD, RN, CGRN, APRN, BC (Co-chair)


Karen Laing, BA, RN, CGRN (Co-chair)


Cathy McNeill Dykes, MS, RN, CCRC, CGRN


Colleen Keith, MSN, RN, CGRN


Marilyn Schaffner, MSN, RN, CGRN




Patricia G. Turpin, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC


University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing


Focus-Group Participants


Phea Anderson, MS, RN, CGRN


Jane Christianson, RN, CGRN


Catherine Collins, BS, BSN


Karen Connick, CGRN


Debra A. Di Pietro, RN, CGRN


Cathi Dodson, BSN, RN, CGRN


Nancy J. Gondzur, MS, RN


Barbara Griffiths, MSN, CGC


Ann Hayes BSN, RN, CGRN


Karen Hephner, RN, CGRN


Sherry Huntley, RN, BSN, CGRN


Kathleen Krol, RN, CGRN


Leslie McRae-Matthews, RN, BSN


Martha Moles, RN, BSN, CGRN


Bev Ott


Marie Pagano, MPS, BA, RN, CGRN


Joann Plunk, RN, BSN


Julie Ray, BS, RN, CGRN


Shannon Tokarski, RN, BSN


Maureen Wright, RN, CGRN


Kendall Yoshisato, MS, BS, BA, RN, CGRN


Cynthia Young, BSN, RN, CGRN