• "Got Guts" WristbandsMaking an Impact for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
    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 elastic wristband was designed to raise money and ...More
    February 2, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Calcium and Vitamin D Most Effective for Treatment and Prevention of Bone Loss in People with Crohn’s Disease
    BETHESDA, Md. -- According to a study published in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the addition of popular bone- building drugs to calcium and vitamin D therapy to treat bone loss associated with Crohn’s ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Joint Commission Seeks Input on Potential National Patient Safety Goals
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) released for review a list of draft goals and requirements, from which 2006 National Patient Safety Goals will be chosen. The National Patient Safety Goals, which are updated ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • The Great Debate:
    Hailed by some as an answer to increased healthcare costs and patient satisfaction, others argue that Nurse-Administered Propofol Sedation (NAPS) is far from harmless. Here we present a variety of opinions from clinicians with first-hand experience. The Gastroenterologist ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Endoscopy Suite
    ENDOSCOPY SUITES ARE BEING REMODELED OR NEWLY BUILT AS THE SPECIALTY BECOMES MORE AND MORE IN DEMAND. ENDONURSE TALKED WITH SUITE DEVELOPERS AND USERS TO DISCOVER WHAT’S NEW, WHAT’S RECOMMENDED, AND WHAT’S DISCOURAGED. Endoscopy centers are being built to achieve certain ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • It All Adds Up
    Editor’s note: “It All Adds Up,” by Kim Wood, RN, MBA, has generated some response from infection control practitioners questioning some of the article's content. We have reproduced an example following this on-line version of the article, and will address the concerns in ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Innovations
    Olympus The V-System incorporates an Olympus duodenoscope and Olympus EndoTherapy devices, and helps simplify and streamline Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP). The V-System features an exclusive V-shaped groove on the duodenoscope’s elevator (V-Scope) ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    Pennsylvania Bans Access to Gallbladder Surgery at Ambulatory Surgery Facilities ALEXANDRIA, Va. — On Dec. 2, 2004, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a notice that will erect a roadblock in the path of consumers wanting a safe, affordable place to have outpatient ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Green Spring Station Endoscopy, LLC
    Sponsored by Green Spring Station Endoscopy, LLC in Lutherville, Md., is a winner of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Institute for Quality Improvement Innovation in Quality Improvement Award. The award, which debuted in 2004, recognizes ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • References
    "It All Adds Up" By Kim Wood, RN, MBA, Page 24 1. "Endoscopy Water Source: Tap or Sterile Water?" Peterbaugh, M; Barde, C; Van Enk, R. Gastroenterology Nursing, Vol 20 (6), November/December 1997, pp 203-06. 2. "Use of sterile compared with tap water in gastrointestinall ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Procedures