Nursing Shortage


  • Survey Shows Nurses Not Satisfied With Double Gloving
    LOS ANGELES -- More than 93 percent of nurses responding to a survey question about their use of double gloving said they were not  satisfied with the process.  The survey was conducted among nurses attending  the recent Association of periOperative ...More
    April 15, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Cherokee Uniforms Seeks the `BEST OF THE BEST’ in Nursing for 2004 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award
    LOS ANGELES, Calif.  – Cherokee Uniforms has announced the official start of the nomination period for its 2004 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award. Until June 30, 2004, individuals are encouraged to nominate nurses in three categories who, through exceptional service, ...More
    April 14, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New Campaign Urges Patients to Speak Up for Safer Surgery
    As surgical infections and medical errors continue to receive attention and scrutiny in the U.S., patients are becoming more involved than ever before in the decisions that affect their care. To help fill the need for more patient education, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has ...More
    March 19, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Integrating Education Into Novel Approaches to Nursing Shortage & Retention
    The data is daunting. A projected shortage of 25,000 nurses in California by 2005. Nearly 30 percent of the nursing workforce retiring by 2010. An educational system that can produce only 50 percent of the nurses needed. Attrition rates of 20 to 40 percent in most nursing ...More
    March 15, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • 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 Beginnings
    When my friend asked me to be the official photographer at the birth of her third child, I was a little nervous. But it was either that or babysit her two older children while she was in labor. I chose photography. Considering that the only births I’d witnessed to date were ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • the scope of things
    Spa Endo: Choose High Touch over High Tech By Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG As I watched the stylish retro movie “Down with Love” starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, I briefly longed to return to the past. Briefly. Back to rigid scopes? Teaching heads? The ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, 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
  • 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
  • the scope of things
    The Time is Now: Invest in Your Certification By Patricia Raymond, MD Rachel has made an investment. “I got my CGRN,” she enthused. I was surprised. Not because Rachel isn’t smart (which she is, very), knowledgeable in GI or full of common sense. It’s just that all the ...More
    June 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues