Features/Columns


  • ENDO ALL STARS
    “Show Me” Some All-Stars: Phelps County Regional Medical Center Endoscopy Team Janet A. Rankin, RN, is a “lifer” — with 26 years’ nursing experience, she is more than qualified in her role as clinical coordinator of endoscopy at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Staffing the Suite
    As the nursing shortage worsens, so do the daily pressures nursing professionals face. Lillee Gelinas, RN, MSN, vice president and chief nursing officer of VHA Inc., has been helping her organization address workforce issues for many years. Q: WHO GETS BURNOUT? A: First, ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    Corticosteroid Risk Patients with irritable bowel disease (IBD) may be at greater risk of post-operative infections if they take corticosteroids or immunomodulators, researchers report in the August issue of Gastroenterology. In “Corticosteroids and immunomodulators: ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Disorders of the Biliary Tract
    Although disorders of the biliary tract don’t garner as much attention as other conditions, they are common. Today’s endoscopy team faces more and more of these disorders every day. “In terms of biliary endoscopy, we’ve gone from an era a decade ago where endoscopic ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • Endoscopy Center Trailblazing With Electronic Documentation
    After years of discussion, debate and development, it looks like the electronic medical record (EMR) is finally becoming a reality in healthcare facilities across the nation. Slowly but surely, isolated islands of patient information are being integrated into central data ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Pharma Update
    The “little purple pill” has made gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers common household terms. But what do we really know about the pathology of ulcers? Most commonly, it starts with a gnawing pain. For others, ulcers may manifest themselves via hematemesis — ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Understanding Probiotics
    In recent years, a growing body of research evaluating human health has supported the importance of establishing a favorable colonic environment. Much attention has focused on how colonic microorganisms affect human health and nutrition. The human gut contains a diverse ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • the scope of things
    We are well-trained healthcare professionals who view medical procedures as a necessary tool to diagnose and treat the many ailments and diseases that afflict the body. We are task-oriented in our approach to achieving a technically perfect procedure. While we recognize ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Erbitux: It’s A Go
    I never thought the day would come when I could get relative information into EndoNurse concerning Martha Stewart. Much to my delight, that day is today. Carpe diem! While you’d have to be hiding under a rock to have missed the latest news about Martha’s insider trading ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Briefs
    Study: Night Shifts Influence Colon Cancer Development Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found nurses who work night shifts are more likely to develop colon cancer. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures