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by Larissa Biggers, on September 20, 2019

Inadequate staffing and substandard patient handling equipment can get in the way of a nurse’s ability to care for patients. And then there is the human factor. Walk into any …

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Topics:nursenursingpatient safetyhospital costsSPHMOSHAphysicianhealthcaredisruptive behavior

by Larissa Biggers, on September 13, 2019

In 2018, the number of U.S. workers involved in strikes and lockouts was at its highest rate since 1986. This is despite the fact that percentage of U.S. workers who belong …

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Topics:nursenursingpatient safetyhospital costsSPHMOSHA

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

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 19, 2019

Made with Visme Infographic Maker …

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Topics:nursenursingsafe patient handlinghealthcare costspatient safetynurse injurySPHM

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

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