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.

  • 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
  • Experts Disagree on Endoscopic Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernia
    PHILADELPHIA—Minimally invasive surgical techniques have revolutionized the treatment paraesophageal hernia—but there's continued controversy over some key technical aspects of the procedure. ...More
    November 11, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Mucosal Healing for Management of IBD
    Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), a heterogeneous group of disorders including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), affect approximately 1.4 million Americans, and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, and a host of other debilitating symptoms. ...More
    November 8, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Better Inventory Management Can Cut O.R. Costs
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Healthcare supply chain researchers at the University of Arkansas, in a study of three hospitals within the Mercy network, have found that adoption of advanced inventory management systems can significantly reduce costs associated with medical and ...More
    November 5, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Healing a Broken Relationship at Work
    Maybe you have a broken leg at work. I don’t mean the physical kind; the type where you see a doctor and try to stay off of it for a while. That kind will heal in a few weeks all by itself. I mean the broken relationship kind; the type that’s much harder to heal, keeps you ...More
    November 4, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Doctors in Training Lack Common Courtesy
    BALTIMORE—Johns Hopkins investigators have found that doctors-in-training are unlikely to introduce themselves fully to hospitalized patients or sit down to talk to them eye-to-eye, despite research suggesting that courteous bedside manners improve medical recovery along ...More
    October 29, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues