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  • 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
  • Endo Pioneer's Book Educates Nurses Worldwide
    The field of endoscopy rarely gets the credit it deserves for being innovative, life saving and downright fascinating. One doctor is changing this by sharing interesting history about the specialty as well as the hilarious experiences he's had working in it. ...More
    May 7, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Gifts for Nurses Week: Is It the Thought That Counts?
    "It’s the thought that counts." That’s the phrase you hear when you look at your gift with bewilderment, seeking to understand—why this? Why to me? And it’s always non-returnable, without a gift receipt. ...More
    April 26, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Environmental Friendliness in the Endo Bay
    Going green can seem daunting, but Phyllis Malpas and the endoscopic unit at the Medical University of South Carolina found that a few changes in everyday practices can lead to significant green improvements. ...More
    April 17, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Small Team, Many Hats: Wamego City Hospital
    Set in the small town of Wamego, Kansas, Wamego City Hospital has been serving Pottawatomie County and its surrounding communities since 1915. The hospital's GI department works daily to provide care at the 25-bed, critical-access hospital. The team of five consists of ...More
    April 17, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • Bowel-Prep Update: Quick Facts to Keep Your Knowledge Fresh
    In 2008, the FDA released a report stating the use of oral sodium phosphates for bowel preparation put patients at risk of acute phosphate nephropathy, an acute kidney injury. These products should only be used with physician approval and a prescription. They may still be ...More
    April 11, 2013 Posted in Articles