• The Role of EUS-FNA for the Evaluation of Biliary Strictures
    Cholangiocarcinoma and other malignant bile-duct tumors are often difficult to diagnose because they commonly present late and are therefore associated with a poor prognosis. The majority of these tumors present as biliary strictures. Up to 20 percent of proximal biliary ...More
    February 18, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • A Scope Q&A: Advances, Inventory Management and Repair Prevention
    Purchasing and maintaining endoscopes is a huge commitment of time and money. In this Q&A roundtable EndoNurse asked instrument-repair professionals to share predictions about future advances regarding scopes and repairs. ...More
    February 4, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • The Best of EndoNurse from 2012: Articles, News and More
    The EndoNurse website had many big hits in 2012, and we’ve rounded them up to share with you. The list of last year’s most popular content includes articles, news stories, slide shows, image galleries and reports. These great resources will help you and your team start the ...More
    January 2, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • 2012 Advances in IBD: Perspectives on Imaging
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Clinical and basic science research were presented at this year’s Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Advances in IBD meeting—important advancements that may affect the lives of our patients with IBD. Of note, there was discussion amongst ...More
    January 2, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • Colon Prep Center Finds New Ways to Cleanse Bowels
    As every endoscopy nurse knows all too well, a number of things must occur before a successful colonoscopy can be performed—things that the nurses and physicians involved with the procedure have little or no control over. ...More
    December 28, 2012 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Are You Ready for 3D Endoscopy?
    Historically, surgical technology has been characterized as relatively conservative with low levels of innovation. With a number of ground-breaking developments, this is no longer the case. One particularly interesting area that has advanced recently is the field of 3D ...More
    December 12, 2012 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Thriving with a Feeding Tube
    As a nurse you may have assisted with the placement or maintenance of a feeding tube. What you may not have seen is how some patients can not only survive on a feeding tube, but thrive. ...More
    December 11, 2012 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • SGNA: Ergonomics in the GI Setting
    The following is a position statement from the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates regarding ergonomics in the gastroenterology setting. It's the most recent guideline on this topic for gastroenterology nurses. ...More
    December 11, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • Bronchoscopy: A Nursing Perspective
    Endoscopy professionals are often curious about what it's like to perform procedures outside of what they've already experienced. This overview is meant to introduce bronchoscopy procedures to those new to the field and to review the array of procedures for those who want a ...More
    December 5, 2012 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • How to Motivate Endo Employees
    Positive versus negative, good versus bad, reward versus punishment, right versus wrong. All of these options motivate behavior, but which promote success by engaging employees in the endo bay? ...More
    November 26, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues