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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 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 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

by Larissa Biggers, on October 18, 2019

Have you ever wondered if the physical tasks you perform at work are safe? In healthcare, for instance, overexertion from repetitive manual patient handling is the primary cause of musculoskeletal …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursingendoscopistinjury endoscopistnurse injuryendoscopeOSHAendoscopy techMusculoskeletalMSD

by Larissa Biggers, on September 06, 2019

“What's one thing you wish you had in your [GI] lab, or one thing you couldn't live without that you currently have?” This attention-grabbing question was posted recently on an …

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Topics:nurseendoscopynursingsafe patient handlingGI nursingendoscopy nursingSGNASPHMendoscopy techscope reprocessing

by Larissa Biggers, on August 30, 2019

Nursing is a physically and mentally demanding profession. At the end of the day, nurses deserve a break, but for the sake of your career and patients, it’s important to …

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Topics:nurseendoscopynursingGI nursingendoscopy nursingCEUCEcontinuing education

by Larissa Biggers, on August 23, 2019

A recent article in Endoscopy International raises the question, “Should the endoscopist be considered and trained like an athlete?” Although those outside the field of endoscopy might not immediately see …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursinglooping in colonoscopyendoscopistinjury endoscopistnurse injuryendoscopeOSHAendoscopy tech

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

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