• 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
  • SGNA Position Statement: Ergonomics in the Gastroenterology Setting
    The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) assumes no responsibility for the practices or recommendations of any member or other practitioner, or for the policies and procedures of any practice setting. Nurses and associates function within the ...More
    November 26, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • 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