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by ColoWrap, on May 15, 2024

In a recent large population-based study published in the peer-reviewed Gastroenterology journal, researchers found that glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) medications—such as Ozempic and Wegovy that are integrally transforming medications …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopymoraleWegovydiabetic medicationsaspiration pneumoniagastroparesisanesthesiaOzempic

by ColoWrap, on April 23, 2024

Northfield Hospital, a venerable healthcare institution with over a century of service, stands as a beacon of integrated healthcare. Nestled within its serene, state-of-the-art premises lies a 37-bed facility offering …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopyergonomicsmorale

by ColoWrap, on December 20, 2023

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house Not a WOW was working, not even a mouse. The scopes were hung by the bedside with care, In hopes …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopyGI nursingColoWrap

by ColoWrap, on August 09, 2023

With the recent Hollywood Strike potentially causing a staggering $3 billion in economic fallout, the impact of employee discontentment across industries, particularly healthcare, cannot be ignored. Whether it's creative writers …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopyGI nursingmorale

by Larissa Biggers, on March 01, 2023

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 …

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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 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 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 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 25, 2019

For those not familiar with the Joint Commission, it is a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies over 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S. Accreditation and certification are …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursingnurse injuryendoscopeOSHAendoscopy tech

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