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.


  • Tumor Advances in Diagnosis and Removal
    Tumor — the word alone is enough to send a shiver down the spine of the bravest. Diagnoses that would have been a death sentence 20 years ago are now treatable with procedures that result in brief recovery times and minimal scarring.Cancer is the term used for more ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Making The Grade
    Nearly every facility has a program for continuing education for its nurses and technicians. Certain elements make an education “campaign” stand out; the best programs will be remembered long after certificates have been sent. EndoNurse talked to readers, teams nominated as ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Education Certification
    Obtaining certification can be an empowering, career-building tool. Learn how to get started, what you need to know and what to expect. Certification is a voluntary process by which a nongovernmental agency, such as the Certified Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Innovations
    Performance Textiles’ BodyGardz Fabric BodyGardz, a new, protective clothing, offers a unique combination of physical characteristics and chemical processes that make it virtually impossible to duplicate. BodyGardz™ has been developed over a two-year period using the latest ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Alphabet Soup
    Picture this: You’re eight years old. Summer vacation is drawing to a close; it’s time for school to start again. It’s hot and humid, you have scrapes on your knees, and you’re bored stiff. All your library books are read, you’ve traversed every neighborhood path on your ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • ENDO ALL STARS
    “Show Me” Some All-Stars: Phelps County Regional Medical Center Endoscopy Team Janet A. Rankin, RN, is a “lifer” — with 26 years’ nursing experience, she is more than qualified in her role as clinical coordinator of endoscopy at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Staffing the Suite
    As the nursing shortage worsens, so do the daily pressures nursing professionals face. Lillee Gelinas, RN, MSN, vice president and chief nursing officer of VHA Inc., has been helping her organization address workforce issues for many years. Q: WHO GETS BURNOUT? A: First, ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    Corticosteroid Risk Patients with irritable bowel disease (IBD) may be at greater risk of post-operative infections if they take corticosteroids or immunomodulators, researchers report in the August issue of Gastroenterology. In “Corticosteroids and immunomodulators: ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Understanding Probiotics
    In recent years, a growing body of research evaluating human health has supported the importance of establishing a favorable colonic environment. Much attention has focused on how colonic microorganisms affect human health and nutrition. The human gut contains a diverse ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • AXCAN RECEIVES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVAL FOR PHOTOFRIN,FOR THE ABLATION OF HIGH-GRADE DYSPLASIA IN BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS PATIENTS
    MONT SAINT-HILAIRE, Quebec - Axcan Pharma Inc. announced that it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of PHOTOFRIN photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the ablation of High-Grade Dysplasia (HGD) in Barrett's Esophagus patients ...More
    August 6, 2003 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues