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.


  • The scope of things
    Let’s admit the obvious. In the workplace, each of us has seen authority used effectively and/or abused deliberately. Authority is an important concept as it applies to an individual’s quest to be a more respected and effective endoscopy nurse or a professional of any ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Look! There at the keyboard!
    When they told me we were going to do a show, my mind started racing with ideas, each more ingenious than the last. Would we cash in on the reality TV craze with “American EndoNurse,” a sure-fire ratings magnet in which each week America votes for their favorite, most ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Briefs
    ACE Global Markets Announces New Privacy And Security Insurance Policies WASHINGTON — URAC has announced that ACE Global Markets, providers of insurance and reinsurance, will mandate URAC’s HIPAA Privacy and/or Security Accreditation programs for several new insurance ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    Tools in the Suite Highlighting products that increase efficiency, support patient care and safety, and enhance productivity. The presence of these key components of the endoscopy suite may be second nature, but you’d be lost without them. By John Roark Scope Cleaning ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • ENDO ALL STARS
    The Digestive Disorders team at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, was honored with their facility’s first service excellence award in May 2003. Nominated by hospital employees and staff physicians, the team was recognized for their excellence in ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    The Pulse of Endoscopy A look at some timely issues — what’s going on, what experts are talking about and what’s around the corner The Evolving Role of the Endonurse The advancement of technology and the shortage of nurses are strange bedfellows that have heightened the ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • New Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    A new treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) could be on the horizon as a result of a new collaboration between a University scientist and an up and coming biotechnology company, based in the MerseyBIO Incubator. Professor Jonathan Rhodes in the Department of ...More
    January 27, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Depression May Affect Bowel Disease Relapse
    Inflammatory bowel disease patients who also suffer from depression may be more prone to regular flare-ups of the disease than those with fewer depression symptoms, according to new research. The small study published in the January/February issue of Psychosomatic Medicine ...More
    January 27, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Probiotic VSL#3™ Maintains Remission in 85 Percent Of Ulcerative Colitis Patients with Pouchitis, Study Confirms
    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Further evidence that manipulating the intestinal flora with a highly concentrated probiotic may be an effective therapeutic strategy for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was reported in this month's issue of the medical journal ...More
    January 22, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Metastasis of Colon Cancer Cells Reversed In Vitro
    Weizmann Institute scientists have succeeded in reversing the metastatic properties of colon cancer cells, in vitro. The findings, published in the Nov. 24 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology, uncover a key process involved in the metastasis of colon cancer cells and raise ...More
    January 19, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures