• Briefs
    Medication Safety Improving but Still a Concern for Nurses ATLANTA — Results of a national research study conducted by Harris Interactive® and commissioned by McKesson show that 72 percent of frontline registered nurses surveyed believe that medication safety has improved ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • All-Stars Offer Comprehensive Care
    Staff members pictured from left to right: Row 1: Julie Marshall, RN, Mary Gerber, RN, Jan Cramer, RN, Coffi Green, assistant; Row 2: Belinda Miller, assistant, Thea Davelli, RN, Jean Schultz, RN, Mary Cunningham, RN; Row 3: Rhonda Sebastian, RN, Marcia Colson, RN, Robin ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Legal Aspects of Conscious Sedation & Patient Release
    The black cloud of medical malpractice is always a concern. EndoNurse takes a look at the many legal twists and turns surrounding conscious sedation and patient release, and offers tips on how to keep you and your center out of the courts. FIRST OF ALL, “Conscious sedation ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Special Scope Cleaning:
    Reprocessing earlier models of endoscopes has always been challenging; however, new technologies have introduced even greater burdens on cleaning and decontamination staff. Shekhar Challa, MD, a board certified gastroenterologist and author of Spurn the Burn; Treat the ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Keeping Reflux at Bay
    According to the American Gastroenterological Association, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects more than 25 million Americans on a daily basis. The pharmaceutical industry offers a vast array of options for those who suffer from GERD, but, until recently, ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Always a Pleasure
    In May, I had the privilege of attending the 32nd annual conference of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) in Minneapolis. While I was there, I met nurses taking the certification exam; nurses dancing at a reception with a broken foot, half-healed; ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Innovations
    Tyco Fire & Security Tyco Fire & Security introduced the ANSUL¤ CLEANGUARD¤ Non-Magnetic Fire Extinguisher, a Halon 1211 replacement portable fire extinguisher for use in hazard areas that require reliable, safe, and portable non-magnetic fire suppression in hazard ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Readyto Break Away?
    Ready to Break Away? By Patricia Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG I’ll spread my wings And I’ll learn how to fly Though it’s not easy To tell you goodbye I gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change And break away. ~ Kelly Clarkson, “Breakaway” (Written by M. Gerrard/B. ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Ready to Break Away?
    I’ll spread my wings And I’ll learn how to fly Though it’s not easy To tell you goodbye I gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change And break away. ~ Kelly Clarkson, “Breakaway” (Written by M. Gerrard/B. Benante/A. Lavigne) “I gotta get out of this place,” Steph ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • JCAHO Hails Enactment of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) today hailed the enactment of federal patient safety legislation that will encourage the voluntary reporting of medical errors, serious adverse events, and their underlying ...More
    July 29, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues