• 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
  • Fun With Colonoscopy
    In the course of my wanderings, I came across an article published by the Associated Press titled, “Colonoscopy Parties Remove Fear Factor.” Instantly my mind drifted back to childhood, when, as a disciplinary threat, my mother threatened to book Bobo the Enema Clown for my ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Pharma Update
    Gallstones are the most common of all gallbladder problems, and can migrate to other parts of the digestive tract and cause life-threatening complications. They are responsible for 90 percent of gallbladder and bile duct disease, and are the fifth most common reason for ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • CBGNA Presents Outstanding GI Professional Award
    Chicago -- The Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CBGNA), the national certification body for GI professionals, has conferred its highest honor, the Outstanding GI Professional Award, on Lynne A. Thomas, BSN, RN, CGRN of Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. ...More
    May 27, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • CBGNA Announces New Management and Headquarters Location
    Chicago -- The Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (CBGNA) announces, with the approval of the Board of Directors, that a contract for the management of CBGNA has been finalized with SmithBucklin Corporation. The new contract will be effective ...More
    May 27, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Honors Champion Triathlete JulieAnne White
    READING, PA -- The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) recently named JulieAnne White their Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding community involvement and contributions to GI health awareness. A world champion triathlete, White s career nearly ended ...More
    May 25, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Survey Shows Family and Friends of People With Colorectal Cancer Play a Major Role in Emotional Support and Treatment Decisions
    NEW YORK -- People with colorectal cancer (CRC) who have friends or loved ones caring for them, by providing emotional support, accompanying them to doctor’s appointments or helping with daily activities, are more likely to feel that they have enough information to make ...More
    May 25, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Travel Tips Help IBS Sufferers Enjoy Their Summer Vacations
    Travel can be very difficult for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers, who fear they may not be able to control their symptoms when away from home. In fact, a recent survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal ...More
    May 25, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues