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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
IAHCSMM Accepting Nominations for 2014 Awards
The job of a central service professional is difficult, challenging and rewarding. Ongoing commitment to quality has a very real and direct impact on patient safety and quality outcomes, and deserves recognition. ...More
Fatigued Nurses More Likely to Regret Their Clinical Decisions
Fatigued nurses are more likely to express concern that they made a wrong decision about a patient’s care, according to a study in the January issue of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). ...More
Low-Income Patients Want to Email and Text Docs
Low-income patients served by “safety-net” community health centers want to communicate with their doctors via email or text or are already doing so, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Despite reports of a ‘digital divide,’ an inequality ...More
Endo Team Raises Most Money for the Undy 5000
When it comes to colon cancer prevention, Gateway Gastroenterology of St. Louis, Mo., has gone above and beyond this year to shed some light on this disease in a unique and quirky way. ...More
PCI Medical Introduces GUS Disinfectant Warmer
PCI Medical recently introduced a GUS disinfectant that warms high-level disinfectants to meet the minimum recommended temperature. ...More
Few Residency Programs Train Docs on Cost Reduction
Despite a national consensus among policy makers and educators to train residents to be more conscious of the cost of care, less than 15 percent of internal medicine residency programs have a formal curriculum addressing it, according to a new research letter published this ...More
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