• The Evolution of ERCP
    CT Colonography Wave of the Future or Possible Threat? Computerized tomographic (CT) colonography offers a means of viewing the colon for polyps without sedating the patient. Just how safe and effective is this technique? CT colonography, in limited use since 1994, has ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Innovations
    PDI Sani-Dex® ALC is PDI’s latest contribution to the advancement in hand hygiene. Sani-Dex ALC is an antiseptic handwash effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, fungi and yeast. The gel-based formula contains 65.9 percent ethyl alcohol by volume and ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • The scope of things
    Let’s admit the obvious. In the workplace, each of us has seen authority used effectively and/or abused deliberately. Authority is an important concept as it applies to an individual’s quest to be a more respected and effective endoscopy nurse or a professional of any ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Look! There at the keyboard!
    When they told me we were going to do a show, my mind started racing with ideas, each more ingenious than the last. Would we cash in on the reality TV craze with “American EndoNurse,” a sure-fire ratings magnet in which each week America votes for their favorite, most ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The scope of things
    While Ingaz Semmelweis is credited with being the father of handwashing, the most predominant teacher was our mothers. Those familiar words, “Go wash your hands,” ring loud and clear, filled with the ultimate authority of “I know what is best for ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Inside Endoscopic Ultrasound
    Technological advancements in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) have created an imaging and informational tool of great facility. The technology has advanced at great speed, and it’s not finished yet.The concept of endocsopic ultrasound (EUS) began in the early 1980s as a ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Briefs
    ACE Global Markets Announces New Privacy And Security Insurance Policies WASHINGTON — URAC has announced that ACE Global Markets, providers of insurance and reinsurance, will mandate URAC’s HIPAA Privacy and/or Security Accreditation programs for several new insurance ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    Tools in the Suite Highlighting products that increase efficiency, support patient care and safety, and enhance productivity. The presence of these key components of the endoscopy suite may be second nature, but you’d be lost without them. By John Roark Scope Cleaning ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • ENDO ALL STARS
    The Digestive Disorders team at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, was honored with their facility’s first service excellence award in May 2003. Nominated by hospital employees and staff physicians, the team was recognized for their excellence in ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Staffing the Suite
    Do you remember the passion you felt about your work when you first entered your field? In today's fast-paced healthcare settings, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of this excitement, and many young nurses lose their spark quickly and become burned out. Mentoring can help ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles