• 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
  • Your Future – Your Retirement
    When do you want to retire? When should you retire? When must you retire? Simple questions with profound implications for anyone let alone a highly skilled, well established, nephrologist. If dates that represent answers to the “want to, should and must” retire questions ...More
    June 12, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • ASGE’s Training Facility to Open in 2013
    Keeping up with the healthcare rollercoaster is an increasing challenge for all of us. Additionally, gastrointestinal endoscopy is rapidly evolving in multiple diagnostic and therapeutic directions. For the past several years, the leadership of the American Society for ...More
    June 12, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • 'Teamwork is Essential' to Louisville Endo Team
    At the Louisville Endoscopy Center, our team members are dedicated, loyal and focused on high-quality patient care. They are dependable and consistently looking for ways to make improvements for our patients and co-workers. Teamwork is essential to our efficiently operated ...More
    May 18, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • Partner Up: How an Endo Team and GI Team Merged
    It was 15 years ago that two community hospitals merged to form one system. The goal was to unify processes, procedures and people. ...More
    May 10, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • Orlando GI Clinic Wins 'All-Stars of the Year'
    With every regular issue of EndoNurse magazine we select an All-Star team. Well, this year, thanks to our sponsor, Medivators, we also have an award for All-Star of the Year. We'll be giving this award annually. The best among the six teams of that year will be chosen, and ...More
    May 4, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • Researchers Find Genes That Cause Colorectal-Cancer Recurrence
    For decades, patients diagnosed with early-stage colorectal cancer believed they were relatively fortunate. "At least it's early stage," some remarked. The view was, "The disease has been caught early; treatment with surgical removal of the tumor alone will ...More
    May 3, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • Fecal Transplant: An Up-and-Coming Cure for Recurrent C. diff
    Clostridium difficile infection is one the most common hospital-acquired infections, and is an increasingly frequent cause of morbidity and mortality among elderly hospitalized patients. Clostridium difficile colonizes the human intestinal tract after the normal gut flora ...More
    April 11, 2012 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Gender in the Endo Bay: Respect for Women
    I really try hard to engage my nurses in the care of our mutual patient and to treat my nurses as the valuable colleagues they are. I interact. “How was your weekend?" "How are you doing?" "What do you think of (such and such)?" I get responses. ...More
    April 6, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • The Second Time Around: Re-Entering the Endo Field
    It’s not true. You can go back. Much will have changed, but you can return. ...More
    April 6, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues