• 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
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    The Pulse of Endoscopy A look at some timely issues — what’s going on, what experts are talking about and what’s around the corner The Evolving Role of the Endonurse The advancement of technology and the shortage of nurses are strange bedfellows that have heightened the ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • HIPAA
    Revisions made last year to the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) have left many healthcare workers wondering what new responsibilities they’re required to take on.“I started Seacrest DocSecurity because I noted the confusion, the ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • The scope of things
    While reading Ken Blanchard’s “The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams,” I experienced a direct download from God... We doctors simply don’t get it. We believe that by virtue of our years of medical training, and one and a quarter yards of stain-resistant white ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Managing Workplace Anger
    Numerous factors in the workplace can combine to set us off. While eyeing an endoscope as a means of settling a score might be tempting, in reality, it is not a healthy response. “Anger is a normal and helpful emotion. It’s good when it’s appropriately expressed,” says Dan ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • New Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    A new treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) could be on the horizon as a result of a new collaboration between a University scientist and an up and coming biotechnology company, based in the MerseyBIO Incubator. Professor Jonathan Rhodes in the Department of ...More
    January 27, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Depression May Affect Bowel Disease Relapse
    Inflammatory bowel disease patients who also suffer from depression may be more prone to regular flare-ups of the disease than those with fewer depression symptoms, according to new research. The small study published in the January/February issue of Psychosomatic Medicine ...More
    January 27, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Probiotic VSL#3™ Maintains Remission in 85 Percent Of Ulcerative Colitis Patients with Pouchitis, Study Confirms
    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Further evidence that manipulating the intestinal flora with a highly concentrated probiotic may be an effective therapeutic strategy for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was reported in this month's issue of the medical journal ...More
    January 22, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues