Features/Columns


  • Enzymatic Cleaners from A-Z
    Endoscopy encompasses a wide range of procedures that require very specific types of scopes. More than 30 unique scopes are needed for these procedures, which means the instructions for reprocessing are very different and can make the cleaning process confusing, time ...More
    November 20, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Endo All Stars: Integris Southwest
    Integris Southwest Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Okla., includes an endoscopy suite that's run by a tiny team, one that is small but mighty. Our five staff members alone perform 1,400 cases per year. ...More
    October 5, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • EndoNurse MVP 2012: Meet the Winners
    EndoNurse has a long tradition of honoring the best endoscopy professionals. Our team is proud to continue that tradition with the 2012 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) contest. ...More
    October 3, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Endo Team Gives Free Colonoscopies
    When our facility, Advanced Gastroenterology, opened two years ago, it was a pretty grim time to open a business. The unemployment rate in our section of Washington State (the Vancouver area) was in the double digits, and still is. What a terrible time to take an economic ...More
    September 14, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Electrosurgery, Jewelry and the GI Suite
    Virtually every hospital or freestanding endoscopy center wisely advises patients during scheduling to plan to leave their jewelry at home. If asked why, “the chance of a burn during electrosurgery" is often the reason given. ...More
    September 13, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Columnist: We Should Protect Patient Access to CRNAs
    WASHINGTON—In less than two weeks, officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will begin to sort through public comments on their proposal to protect patient access to the crucial pain-management treatments provided by Certified Registered Nurse ...More
    August 31, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • NBI Lets Non-Cancerous Polyps Stay Intact
    OAK BROOK, Ill.―According to a new study, the use of narrow band imaging (NBI) during colonoscopy is sufficiently accurate to allow distal hyperplastic (non-cancerous) polyps to be left in place without removal and small, distal adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) to be removed ...More
    August 27, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • U.S. Trends for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Devices
    The U.S. market for gastrointestinal endoscopic devices is valued at almost $2 billion and rising. Unlike many others, this market did not experience a decline in value as a result of the recession. However, the market growth rate experienced a sharp decrease and is not ...More
    August 10, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • 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