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Staying Out of the Loop / abdominal pressure colonoscopy

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 October 11, 2019

For healthcare staff, handling patients on a daily basis puts so much force on the musculoskeletal system that even perfect body mechanics cannot prevent pain and injury. Learn how endoscopy …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendocopynursingabdominal pressure colonoscopynurse injurySPHMOSHA

by Larissa Biggers, on October 04, 2019

Did you know that one of every two endoscopy staff will suffer a work-related musculoskeletal disorder? Find out why in under a minute …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendocopynursingabdominal pressure colonoscopynurse injurySPHMOSHA

by Larissa Biggers, on May 17, 2019

This blog series explores five indirect costs stemming from endoscopy staff injury and their real-life implications on GI units. Installment #1 covers presenteeism, which occurs when an employee is physically …

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Topics:endoscopysafe patient handlinghealthcare costspatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursingabdominal pressure colonoscopyGI injurynurse injuryhospital costsColoWrapSPHM

by Larissa Biggers, on April 05, 2019

When asked to identify dangerous occupations, most people would not rank healthcare workers high on their lists. Yet the healthcare industry records 6.4 injuries per 100 workers compared with 33 …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopyVAVeteranVA SPHMsafe patient handlinghealthcare costspatient safetyabdominal pressure colonoscopynurse injury

by Larissa Biggers, on February 01, 2019

An article in the latest issue of The International Journal of SPHM (Safe Patient Handling and Mobility) investigates a significant but rarely publicized problem—musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among endoscopy nurses and …

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Topics:endocopynursingpatientVA SPHMsafe patient handlinghealthcare costsabdominal pressure colonoscopylooping in colonoscopynurse injurypatient experienceColoWrapSGNA

by Larissa Biggers, on December 21, 2018

Looping occurs in 90% of all colonoscopies. It is the main cause of patient pain and failed and prolonged procedures. Yet the concept of looping can be hard to grasp …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingpatientsafe patient handlingendoscopy nursingabdominal pressure colonoscopydifficult colonoscopyinjury endoscopistnurse injuryColoWrap

by Larissa Biggers, on December 14, 2018

Meet Cathy She’s an endoscopy technician with over 30 years of experience. She loves her job, but not the pain and injuries that come along with it. ColoWrap: Can you …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingpatientsafe patient handlingendoscopy nursingabdominal pressure colonoscopydifficult colonoscopynurse injury

by Larissa Biggers, on October 26, 2018

Research consistently shows that the adenoma detection rate (ADR) is higher the more time spent withdrawing the scope. In fact, a presentation at the 2018 meeting of the American College of …

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Topics:endocopyadenomaabdominal pressure colonoscopylooping in colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous coloncecal intubation timewithdrawal time

by Larissa Biggers, on October 19, 2018

All physicians want to provide superior care for their patients, but practicing medicine today can be complicated. In the last decade, doctors have been tasked with navigating new technologies, government mandates, …

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