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.
US Endoscopy Releases New Endoscope Injection Needle
US Endoscopy, a company that designs and manufactures endoscopy devices, this week announced the release of the 1.8mm Carr-Locke injection needle. ...More
SGNA: Ask Your Rep to Remove Barrier to Cancer Screening
SGNA is asking that people write to their political representatives and ask them to remove Medicare coinsurance for colorectal-cancer screening. ...More
OSHA Releases Resource to Protect Hospital Workers, Patients
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week launched a new educational Web resource. ...More
New Product Protects Endoscopes During Pre-Cleaning
Pure Processing, developer of the PureStation Medical Device Pre-Cleaning System, today announced the launch if an accessory line designed to protect medical devices in sinks and countertops during the pre-cleaning process. Pure LandingPad protective sink liners and ...More
SGNA, ASGE Call Attention to CDC Report on ERCP and Infections
SGNA and ASGE this week are calling members' attention to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in regards to infection and ERCP procedures. The organizations sent the following release this week: ...More
Patricia Raymond: One Funny GI
Colonoscopies are no joke to Virginia gastroenterologist Patricia Raymond, but her YouTube channel does find the humor in them. ...More
CMS Sets New Payments for Upper GI Endoscopy
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released 2014 national average Medicare physician fees for upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures with Cellvizio® Optical Confocal Endomicroscopy from Mauna Kea Technologies. ...More
Should Facilities Expand Role of Nurse Practitioner?
More than a dozen states have passed legislation expanding the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) so they can help fill the shortage of primary care providers in the United States. But a new study from Columbia University School of Nursing, published in the Journal of ...More
Endoscopy Technicians: To Certify or Not to Certify?
Questions have risen about whether certification should be mandatory or if it's beneficial for technicians to pursue. New York and New Jersey are the only states that require their central service technicians to be certified. ...More
Mercy Hospital: Physical and Spiritual Service
Every person on the Mercy Hospital Endoscopy Services team has a servant's heart, according to Rachel Van Gorp, a staff nurse and the team's nominator. While Mercy focuses on improving bodily health, the 71-person unit also cares for patients' emotional well being. ...More