• Food Scientists Focus on Perfecting Plant-Based 'Meat'
    LAS VEGAS—Endoscopy professionals give a lot of dietary advice, and often tell patients that they should eat less meat. However, some patients can't imagine giving up a meaty taste and texture from their diets. They can supplement the reduction or total loss with any of ...More
    August 6, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • Doc Replies to Nurse About Annoying MD Trait
    Perhaps your gastroenterologist resembles the one in the following letter. If so, I'm sorry. The letter was written by an EndoNurse reader who asked editor Michelle Beaver to forward it to me for my opinion. I am a gastroenterologist, but I also spend a lot of time trying ...More
    August 3, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Infection Control: ASC Experts Share Their Advice
    EndoNurse spoke with Carol Imes, RN, MPA, CNOR, director of nursing at Ohio's Mentor Surgery Center, and Charlotte Applen, chief infection preventionist at Banner Surgery Centers in Ariz., to get their expert advice on how to handle important infection control issues in ...More
    August 2, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • A HydroPrep Case Study: South Lake Tahoe
    At Barton Memorial Hospital (BMH), in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., patients undergoing colonoscopy now have a new prep option. The HydroPrep is a combination of low-volume oral prep, clear liquids the day before colonoscopy, plus colon hydrotherapy the morning of the ...More
    August 1, 2012 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • If ICD-10 Is Delayed, Get Busy Anyway
    Imagine a child who has a report due the following day at school. He has procrastinated for several days and is just starting to panic, realizing he will never finish on time. But that night a winter storm moves in and snows enough that the schools are closed in the ...More
    July 17, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • Bloomington Endo Team: Friendly and Effective
    Thirty years have passed since our founding medical director, Dr. James Touloukian, had a vision of opening a freestanding gastroenterology unit. The climate was right for such a venture back in the early 1990s, since our only local hospital was rapidly outgrowing the space ...More
    July 12, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • The Importance of Having Fun at Work
    Rachel, an endoscopy RN, prides herself on her commitment to her career, and to her patients. She counts rigorous self-discipline as one of her strengths, and expects the same of her subordinates. That's why she frowns on such “nonsense" in the workplace as birthday cakes ...More
    July 10, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Processing Scopes: What You Can't Get Away With
    The schedule today reflects 20 GI scopings. There is only 20 minutes time scheduled between patients. There simply is not enough time to get everything done! ...More
    June 29, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Instrument Maintenance: Why Proactivity Matters
    As clinical professionals working in the sterile processing department, we have a direct impact on the quality of life of others. The instrumentation that we process must be clean, decontaminated and sterilized before it can be used on the next patient. ...More
    June 14, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • Two Parts Creative, One Part Gross: Endo Team Makes 'Toilet' Cake
    Every year, "Nurses Week" is a fun-filled time at the Minneapolis-based Veterans Administration. For instance, the Nurse Workplace Improvement Council sponsors a spa day, which includes a five-minute chair massage, aromatherapy, and videos to provide visual and ...More
    June 13, 2012 Posted in Articles