• Innovations
    Metrex Metrex announces CaviWipesXL are now available in a single-use packet. This convenient single-use size provides accessibility, convenience and ease-of-use for all healthcare personnel. CaviWipes are disposable towelettes pre-saturated with CaviCide Surface ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Have a Hitch in Your Get-a-long?
    Have a Hitch in Your Get-a-long? By Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG His eyes squinted meanly into mine, and his lip curled in a sneer that revealed brown-stained teeth. I didn’t think we should be bothering him right then. “Walk up to him like you mean business,” the ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • References
    References Diagnosis 411, page 33 1. www.jhbmc.jhu.edu/Motil/motilfac.html 2. www.iffgd.org/GIDisorders/GImain.html 3. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000267.htm 4. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/barretts/index.htm 5. ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • You’re ALL All Stars to Me
    Amid wildly exaggerated rumors that I am leaving publishing to devote my career to interpretive dance, let me set the record straight. I’ve accepted a marketing position with another company, and therefore must reluctantly retire my EndoNurse T-shirt. I’ve been with you for ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    “Got Guts” Wristbands Making an Impact for CCFA NEW YORK — Leveraging the success of the most popular fund-raising product to sweep the nation, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has recently introduced its “Got Guts ™” wristband. This blue silicon ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Have a Hitch in Your Get-a-long?
    His eyes squinted meanly into mine, and his lip curled in a sneer that revealed brown-stained teeth. I didn’t think we should be bothering him right then. “Walk up to him like you mean business,” the instructor insisted. “Put out your hand, grab the front of his foreleg, ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • References EndoNurse, April/May 2005
    Reprocessing Flexible and Rigid Laryngoscopes, By Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD 1. Rutala WA. APIC guideline for selection and use of disinfectants. Am J Infect Control 1996 Aug;24(4):313-42. Review. 2. American Society of Anesthesiologists. Recommendation for infection ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Two Schools of Thought: A Response to the Article, “It All Adds Up”
    “IT ALL ADDS UP,” by Kim Wood, RN, MBA, a senior consultant in supply chain performance improvement with Premier, Inc., ran in the February/March 2005 issue of EndoNurse magazine. While the author received several positive responses, there was also response from infection ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal EMERGENCIES
    Gastrointestinal (GI) emergencies can crop up at any time — during a routine endoscopy, or as an admission via the emergency room. Experts agree — several situations constitute an emergency that requires immediate endoscopy. And some patient populations may need special ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Fiber, H2O & Exercise May Not Prevent or Cure Constipation
    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Exercise, drinking lots of water and eating lots of fiber are largely ineffective in preventing constipation. That's according to a new study that reveals that diet and lifestyle should not be assumed to be the cause of -- or the cure for -- ...More
    March 31, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues