Industry Issues

The endoscopy profession is one of the fastest changing parts of the medical world. Members need to stay up to date on a breadth of industry issues, including product releases, research results, controversies, continuing education, lawsuits, recalls and procedure updates.


  • Mayo Clinic Opens C. difficile Clinic
    ROCHESTER, Minn.—Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) has reached an epidemic state and is the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitals. Healthcare providers are seeing increased severity and recurrence rates of the infection. In response, Mayo Clinic has ...More
    December 17, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Nursing Grants
    PRINCETON, N.J.―The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) this week announced that 10 additional states will be part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. The program is helping states prepare the nursing profession to address our nation’s most pressing ...More
    December 5, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Is Diverticulosis Less Risky than Previously Thought?
    LOS ANGELES—People who have diverticulosis, or pouches in the lining of the colon, often worry that they will eventually develop a painful and sometimes serious condition called diverticulitis, as previous research has shown that one in four, or up to 25 percent, of those ...More
    December 4, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New Study: Fecal Transplants Help C. diff Patients
    BALTIMORE—Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and physicians at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., have found that restoring the normal, helpful bacteria of the gut and intestines may treat patients suffering from ...More
    December 3, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Burnout Equal for Inpatient and Outpatient Docs
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The perception that doctors who are based in hospitals burn out quicker than doctors in outpatient settings is wrong—doctor burnout happens equally, according to a new Mayo Clinic study, published in the November issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. ...More
    December 2, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Docs Should Ask: 'Do You Poop Your Pants?'
    CHICAGO—“Do you poop your pants?" is a question few physicians ask their adult patients, but one that Dana Hayden, MD, colorectal surgeon at Loyola University Health System, believes should be at the top of the list. She points out that 15 million women ages 40 and older (1 ...More
    November 29, 2013 Posted in News, 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
    November 25, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Industry Issues
  • 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
    November 25, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Industry Issues
  • CBSPD Appoints New Executive Director
    LEBANON, N.J.―The Board of Directors of the Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution, Inc. recently announced administrative changes. ...More
    November 21, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Leadership in the Endo Suite
    The endoscopy suite is a fast-paced, high-energy environment where the team works for long hours and sometimes in stressful circumstances. In situations where quick turnovers are the norm, leadership is essential for motivating a department to provide quality patient care. ...More
    November 20, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues