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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, 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

by Larissa Biggers, on November 01, 2019

According to the Joint Commission, high reliability healthcare organizations must demonstrate “consistent excellence in quality and safety across all services maintained over long periods of time.” It further notes that …

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Topics:nursenursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetynurse injurySPHMOSHA

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