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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 August 16, 2019

The 2018 list of top 10 health technology hazards ranks the "failure to consistently and effectively reprocess flexible endoscopes" as #2. It may seem surprising, but when scopes are not …

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Topics:nurseendocopyendoscopynursingpatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursingnurse injuryendoscopeOSHAendoscopy techscope reprocessing

by Larissa Biggers, on August 09, 2019

To attract and retain employees, some businesses offer perks ranging from on-site yoga to monthly karaoke parties. But once the novelty of these benefits wears off, do they really boost …

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Topics:nurseendocopyendoscopynursingVA SPHMsafe patient handlinghealthcare costsGI nursingendoscopy nursingnurse injurySPHMOSHA

by Larissa Biggers, on July 25, 2019

For years the American Medical Association has urged individuals to assess their risk for pre-diabetes; by being aware of their status or this pervasive disease, they can head off problems …

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Topics:nurseendocopyendoscopynursingVA SPHMsafe patient handlinghealthcare costsGI nursingendoscopy nursingGI injurynurse injurySPHMOSHA

by Larissa Biggers, on July 12, 2019

Employment of registered nurses is expected to increase 15% from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a far faster rate than for any other …

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Topics:nurseendocopynursinghealthcare costsGI nursingendoscopy nursing

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 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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Topics:endocopyscreeningadenomasafe patient hadlingabdominal pressure colonoscopylooping in colonoscopybowel prep colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous coloninjury endoscopistGI injurynurse injurypatient experiencewomen in GI

by Larissa Biggers, on October 12, 2018

I attended ACG 2018 to represent my company whose mission is to make colonoscopy easier, safer, and more effective . I am also the daughter of a Stage IV colon cancer …

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Topics:endocopyadenomaendoscopistgastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancerACG 2018ACG 2018 Annual Conference#ACG2018GYRIGHealio

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