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by ColoWrap, on April 27, 2022

It may come as a surprise, but the hospital is actually one of the most dangerous places to work in America. In 2019, U.S. hospitals recorded over 220,000 work-related injuries …

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Topics:safe patient handlingabdominal pressure colonoscopySPHMMSDzero harm endoscopy

by Larissa Biggers, on March 01, 2022

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women, but if everyone 50 and older got regular screenings, six out of ten CRC-related …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningadenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancerGYRIGColon Cancer CoalitionStacy HurtGet Your Rear in Gearcancer

by Marybeth Spanarkel, M.D., on January 10, 2022

Within the endoscopy environment, unique patient handling duties during colonoscopy contribute to a significantly elevated risk of job-related musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and injury amongst endoscopy personnel. Did you know? Nurses …

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Topics:colonoscopyinjury endoscopistwomen in GIergonomicsendoscopy ergonomics

by Dr. Nimi Jayachandran, on September 27, 2021

Colonoscopies are one of the most effective tools for screening and diagnosing a number of colon and gut-related conditions. In the United States, doctors advise individuals aged 45 and over …

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Topics:endoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopyredundant colon

by ColoWrap, on April 29, 2020

Colonoscopy is a high-touch procedure that has always placed staff at some risk for infections, but how have things changed since the onset of the COVID pandemic? Currently, in most …

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Topics:colonoscopyColoWrapergonomicsMSKCOVID-19coronavirus

by Larissa Biggers, on December 13, 2019

While it should be an everyday occurrence, the holiday season is a perfect time to show your staff how much you care. Some businesses give employees time off to rest …

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Topics:nursenursingVA SPHMsafe patient handlingpatient safetynurse injurynetworkingColoWrapSPHMOSHAhealthcareMSD

by Larissa Biggers, on December 06, 2019

Few would argue that we are a nation of portly people. No matter the reason—large portion sizes, lack of exercise—the fact remains that obesity in the US has reached epidemic …

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Topics:nursenursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetynurse injurySPHMhealthcareobesity

by Larissa Biggers, on November 22, 2019

You’ve probably heard it said before; the only screening tool that has the power to detect and prevent colorectal cancer (CRC) is colonoscopy—not FIT tests, not CT colonoscopy, and not …

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Topics:colonoscopyadenomapolypcolorectal cancerADRsessile serrated polypadenoma detection rate

by Marybeth Spanarkel, M.D., on November 15, 2019

The “difficile” in Clostridium difficile is a French word meaning “difficult.” The name choice was no accident. C. diff, now known as Clostridiodes difficile, is the most common hospital-acquired infection, with 453,000 cases and 29,300 deaths reported annually. Since 2000, there has been a marked …

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Topics:nursenursingpatient safetyC. diffC. difficileinfectionCDI

by Larissa Biggers, on November 08, 2019

Anyone in involved in colonoscopy knows that applying abdominal pressure is risky business. But just how dangerous is it? An ergonomics expert weighs in …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingpatientsafe patient handlingendoscopy nursingabdominal pressure colonoscopydifficult colonoscopynurse injurySPHMvideoergonomics

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