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  • Bovie Medical Announces FDA Clearance to Market BovieButton™
    MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Bovie Medical Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the BovieButton™ Remote Handswitch. The BovieButton is a device designed to ...More
    March 1, 2006 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Endoscopy Unit Demonstrates Best Practices
    The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The endoscopy department is staffed by six registered nurses (RNs), one health technician, and eight gastroenterologists. “This hospital serves patients from ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • GI Suite Development
    Whether a new gastroenterology (GI) suite is built from scratch or undergoes an extensive upgrade, the options are many. New, high-tech equipment and computerized patient records can be costly in terms of money, but lucrative in terms of results. However, the process of ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Deadline Nears for North Carolina Nursing Scholarships
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the North Carolina Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2006-07 academic year. Approximately 400 new awards are expected to be made for the coming year, according ...More
    January 24, 2006 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Study Shows Increasing Nursing Staff Improves Care
    A study in the January/February 2006 issue of the journal Health Affairs concludes that increasing the number of registered nurses and hours of nursing care per patient would save 6,700 lives and 4 million days of patient care in hospitals each year. The research by UCLA’s ...More
    January 10, 2006 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • U.S. Nursing Schools Turn Away 30,000+ Qualified Applications in 2005
    WASHINGTON -- The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) released preliminary survey data today, which show that enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by 13.0 percent from 2004 to 2005. Though this increase is welcome, surveyed ...More
    December 16, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Staffing Firm Launches Reality Show to Combat Nursing Shortage
    SAN DIEGO -- Access Nurses, a national nurse staffing company, is combating the nation's nursing shortage and encouraging more people to enter the profession by changing the image of nursing through its new reality show, "13 Weeks." By creating a show about six travel ...More
    November 29, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • North Carolina Supreme Court Denies Board of Nursing Petition
    On October 6, 2005, the North Carolina Supreme Court denied the North Carolina Board of Nursing's petition requesting review of the North Carolina Court of Appeals decision that upheld the North Carolina Medical Board's Position Statement on Office-Based Procedures. The ...More
    October 21, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Legal Aspects of Conscious Sedation & Patient Release
    The black cloud of medical malpractice is always a concern. EndoNurse takes a look at the many legal twists and turns surrounding conscious sedation and patient release, and offers tips on how to keep you and your center out of the courts. FIRST OF ALL, “Conscious sedation ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Innovations
    Tyco Fire & Security Tyco Fire & Security introduced the ANSUL¤ CLEANGUARD¤ Non-Magnetic Fire Extinguisher, a Halon 1211 replacement portable fire extinguisher for use in hazard areas that require reliable, safe, and portable non-magnetic fire suppression in hazard ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures