Features/Columns


  • Tools and Trends: The Year in Review
    Endoscopy team members have read an interesting mix of headlines concerning gastrointestinal health during the past year. Outbreaks tied to endoscopy suites, new innovations to treat GI illness and national campaigns, like Polyp Man, brought increased attention to the ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Automated Documentation Makes JCAHO Preparation Easy
    University of Miami Hospital and Clinics GI department nurses using ProVation RN include (left to right) Natasha Germana, Joyce Aarons, Jean Tyson, Flor Yalta, Elizabeth Vidal, Sandette Bass, Patricia Castillo, and Isa Macapagal. Like many other medical facilities, the ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Just How Satisfied Are Your Customers?
    Just How Satisfied Are Your Customers? By Betty McGinty, RN, BS, CGRN The majority of my 27 years of nursing have been in the field of gastroenterology. I've lived through many technological advances including videoendoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonography, and most recently, ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Fighting the Flu
    Objectives: 1. To define influenza and recognize its symptoms. 2. To distinguish between influenza viruses and identify their traits. 3. To employ strategies for the influenza vaccine and prevent the spread of influenza. "The flu" represents different things to different ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • Gastritis: What Endoscopy Team Members Need to Know
    Gastritis: What Endoscopy Team Members Need to Know By Kelli M. Donley 55-year-old female patient enters the endoscopy suite complaining of a burning sensation after eating. She has been using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the last year, along with ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Gallstone Pancreatitis
    Gallstones are ubiquitous. More than 20 million adults in the U.S. have them, but only 1 to 4 percent of these patients develop symptoms of gallstone disease; of these, only 5 percent develop pancreatitis. The gallbladder has one purpose only: to store bile, which helps ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • Flocking Snow Birds
    Holiday cookies are in the oven, presents are wrapped and under the tree and snowflakes rest gently on windowpanes ... unless you are in Arizona. Here, December and the holiday rush signify the switch from t-shirts to sweaters and the potential of searching for wood for a ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Helping Others is a Way of Life
    For nurses and others involved in the delivery of healthcare, helping people is not just a job. It's a way of life. They are attracted to the profession because it offers a unique setting in which they can apply their blend of compassion, knowledge and skills in ways that ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Just How Satisfied Are Your Customers?
    The majority of my 27 years of nursing have been in the field of gastroenterology. I've lived through many technological advances including videoendoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonography, and most recently, the small bowel video capsule. I've experienced a period of nursing ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Promising Phase III Trial Results Posted For Anal Fissure Drug
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO -- Officials at Cellegy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., reported their phase III trial results of a nitroglycerin ointment. Clinical trials of Anogesic included 304 participants in 17 centers nationally. The double-blind research determined the ointment helped ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles