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  • Service to the Scope: The First Endoscopy Nurse
    The first endoscopy nurse? I believe that some days in endoscopy, those of us who are "well seasoned" feel as if we were working right alongside her. It just well may be Kim who deserves the honored title of "first endoscopy nurse." ...More
    July 19, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Endoscopy Nurses Achieve 'Triple Play'
    Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center Endoscopy, in Mechanicsville, Va., has a great team and is honored to have three award-winning nurses. ...More
    July 18, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Endo Team's 'Comforting Manner'
    The staff members at the Digestive and Endoscopy Center, of St. Louis Park, Minn., provide quality care to patients in an efficient and comforting manner. In 2012 the center, part of Park Nicollet Health Services, completed 19,544 endoscopy procedures and 8,580 ...More
    June 25, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • Tech Shares Colorectal-Cancer Awareness Poem
    My name is Marilyn Parrish and I am an endoscopy technician who works at Desert Ridge Surgery Center, in Phoenix. I have been a full-time endoscopy technician for the past 13 years. I have eight years of experience through local hospitals as well ...More
    June 24, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy 101
    What is bronchoscopy? Bronchoscopy is a method used for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are performed in the lungs. It allows direct visualization in the lumen of the upper airway and the tracheobronchial tree including subsegmental bronchi. ...More
    June 17, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • Discharge Instructions: Does Your Facility Stick the Landing?
    What does "stick the landing" mean? Stick the landing v. phr. to finish an athletic, gymnastic, or other sports performance with an ideal pose or stance, especially after a jump or leap; (hence, also outside of sports) to do or finish well; to win. ...More
    June 14, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • OEMs, ISOs, CPO and NDC: How to Make Your Dollar Stretch
    Tighter budgets can mean new adjustments in a variety of areas, such as stocking the break room with bargain-brand coffee and powdered “non-dairy creamer” (seriously, what is that stuff?). It can also mean that your existing patient-care equipment, such as your endoscopes ...More
    June 11, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • PEG Placement: An Education Program
    Children with feeding difficulty typically fail to thrive due to their inability to consume enough calories to support growth. One of the means of treating feeding difficulty involves the placement of a gastrostomy tube (G-tube). ...More
    June 10, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • SGNA Sheds Light on Endoscope Reprocessing
    In recent years, there has been an increased discussion in the healthcare arena concerning the proper, consistent cleaning and reprocessing of endoscopes. The failure of some healthcare facilities to protect patients from exposure to disease has made headlines. Reacting to ...More
    May 30, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • Nurse's Advice on Workplace Communication
    In today’s fast-paced nursing environment every word matters. Make yours count. Choose your words wisely and be successful at work. ...More
    May 13, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues