Table 1

Patient safety incident (PSI) categories defined by National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) and endoscopy-specific classifications (in alphabetical order)

NRLS PSI categoriesEndoscopy PSI categories
  • Access/admission/transfer/discharge

  • Clinical assessment

  • Consent, communication, confidentiality

  • Documentation

  • Implementation of care and ongoing monitoring/review

  • Infrastructure

  • Medical device/equipment

  • Medication

  • Patient accident

  • Treatment/procedure

  • Other

  • Consent

  • Distractors and time management

  • Documentation and reporting errors

  • Drug errors

  • Histology and sampling errors

  • Non-technical skills and training

  • Oxygen monitoring

  • Sedation, intravenous access and monitoring

  • Technical skills and equipment

  • Other