Nursing Shortage


  • 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
  • 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
  • From Hospital to Endoscopy Center
    From Hospital to Endoscopy Center By Diane Moore, RN, CGRN What is the scariest thing you have ever done? Some say getting married, some having children, but for me, it was a major career change. I had been working in a hospital setting for 22 years when the opportunity to ...More
    April 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Skagit Valley Hospital Endoscopy, Mount Vernon, Wash.
    When the endoscopy team of Skagit Valley Hospital had the opportunity to move from an area in the emergency room to a one-room procedure area, to a spacious two-room procedure area, they responded with a rejuvenated spirit. Charge nurse Deb Richards says the new 5-bed ...More
    April 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • From Hospital to Endoscopy Center
    What is the scariest thing you have ever done? Some say getting married, some having children, but for me, it was a major career change. I had been working in a hospital setting for 22 years when the opportunity to become a director of nursing at a free-standing endoscopy ...More
    April 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues