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.


  • 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
  • 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
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    CT Colonography Wave of the Future or Possible Threat? Computerized tomographic (CT) colonography offers a means of viewing the colon for polyps without sedating the patient. Just how safe and effective is this technique? CT colonography, in limited use since 1994, has ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Innovations
    Spectrum Surgical Instruments In response to the growing need for an affordable and disposable CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease) identification set, Spectrum has developed a “disposable” CJD Instrument Set comprised entirely of Pakistan-made instruments. Instruments include a ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • the scope of things
    Understanding Authority By Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP 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 ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    New Symbol of Hope for Colon Cancer Cure WASHINGTON — Just as the red ribbon has come to symbolize AIDS and pink represents breast cancer, the blue star symbol introduced by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) will now signify the fight against colon cancer. ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    ERCP has evolved from diagnostic tool to therapeutic alternative. While technological advancements and new techniques have enhanced ease and speed, the procedure still carries risks. Photo courtesy of Pentax Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is evolving ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    Chronic Liver Disease: Preventive Care By Tina Brooks Each year, 25 million Americans die from chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis — the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. CLD is particularly serious because it prevents the largest organ in the body ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • 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