• Focus on Learning
    In this era of shortages in many areas of healthcare staffing, recruitment is becoming an ongoing affair, because organizations often find it hard to retain the staff that they hire. Given this high turnover and mounting economic pressures, some healthcare organizations are ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • Choosing Between Dialdehyde and Peracetic Acid Chemistries for Endoscope Reprocessing
    The manager of an endoscopy department must consider many factors when deciding which reprocessing option is best for his or her endoscopy department. Three priorities must be observed in making decisions as to appropriate decontamination processes and practices: the safety ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Briefs
    Error Alert on Patient Confusion Regarding Ducolax Gastroenterology healthcare practitioners and community pharmacists should be aware that mixups between two common over-the-counter products may lead to improper preparation for colonoscopies. The Institute for Safe ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Stool-based DNA Tests
    There are several options for early testing of colorectal cancer. But lack of patient acceptance makes many of these modalities less than ideal. Bowel preps. Diet restrictions. Laxatives. The list of items that seem deliberately designed for patient discomfort grows each ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • NAPS Receives Support
    Nurse-administered Propofol Sedation Gets Thumbs-Up from GI Heads On March 8, 2004, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) issued a jointly sponsored ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Digest This
    Digest This Fun...What? It’s Called Nissen fundoplication, and It works! By Jenny Tipton Editor’s note: Jenny Tipton wrote “A Patient’s Perspective” in the August 2002 issue of EndoNurse, detailing her battles with lactose intolerance, ulcers, erosions throughout her ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • Escondido Surgery Center Endoscopy Team
    The Escondido Surgery Center is a multi-specialty outpatient surgery center with two endoscopy and four operating rooms. State licensed and Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations(JCAHO) certified, the center received the highest Joint Commission score ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Ready...Set...Gloves
    More than 100 years ago clinicians began using medical gloves for protection. In 1987, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued standar precautions, emphasizing glove protection when exposed to blood or other body fluids. As a result of the CDC’s ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • Innovations
    Volk Protective Products Volk Protective Products is proud to introduce its inaugural line of skincare products, including antibacterial soaps, instant hand sanitizers, lotions and barrier cream. The line includes antimicrobial gel lotion soap with a mild scent that is 99.9 ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Digest This
    Editor’s note: Jenny Tipton wrote “A Patient’s Perspective” in the August 2002 issue of EndoNurse , detailing her battles with lactose intolerance, ulcers, erosions throughout her stomach, severe GERD/acid reflux, and Crohn’s disease. Currently a student at Northern Arizona ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures