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Nurse endoscopy

Sandeep Davavala, Philip Abraham, Devendra Desai, Anand Joshi, Tarun Gupta, Hrishikesh Samant
BACKGROUND: Although there are no confirmatory data on this, we suspect that most endoscopy centres in India reuse single-use ('disposable') endoscopic biopsy forceps due to the cost of these forceps and the perceived low risk of infection transmission on reuse. Low-cost single-use biopsy forceps are now available in India, bringing into question the justification for such a practice. We aimed to determine the type of forceps (single-use or reused) patients would prefer during endoscopy for themselves, whether this is dependent on cost, and what cost would be acceptable to them...
July 2016: National Medical Journal of India
Tessa Verlaan, Fraukje A M Ponds, Barbara A J Bastiaansen, Albert J Bredenoord, Paul Fockens
: Background and aims: After Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), the mucosal incision is closed with endoscopically applied clips. After each clip placement, a subsequent clipping device has to be introduced through the working channel. With the Clipmaster3, three consecutive clips can be placed without reloading which could reduce closure time. We performed a prospective study evaluating efficacy, safety, and ease of use. Closure using Clipmaster3 was compared to closure with standard clips...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Jarno Jokelainen, Marianne Udd, Leena Kylänpää, Harri Mustonen, Jorma Halttunen, Outi Lindström, Reino Pöyhiä
OBJECTIVE: Patient-controlled sedation (PCS) has been shown to be a valid choice for sedation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in randomized studies. However, large-scale studies are lacking. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single center, prospective observational study to determine how sedation for ERCP is administered in clinical setting. All 956 patients undergoing 1196 ERCPs in the endoscopy unit of Helsinki University Central Hospital 2012-2013, methods of sedation and adverse events associated with different sedations were recorded...
February 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, Federico Argüelles-Arias, Joaquín Hinojosa, Francisco Javier Júdez Gutiérrez, Jose Maria Tenías Burillo
INTRODUCTION: Not all national health centers include specialized units or clinicians devoted to inflammatory bowel disease. The goal of the survey was to gain an insight into the management of this disease within Spanish gastroenterology departments via a survey among their members. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An online survey was conducted in February and March 2015, among SEPD members (2017 clinician members), who were split into three categories: heads of department, general gastroenterologists, and experts in this disease...
October 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Ute Gabriele Pfeifer, Dieter Schilling
BACKGROUND: The delegation of medical tasks to trained nurses is still little discussed in Germany. METHODS: To get a picture of the current extent of non-physician endoscopy worldwide, we performed a systematic literature research. The following databases were used: CINAHL®, Cochrane Library, the German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED), OPAC, DIMDI, PubMed and MEDLINE. The research words were: nurse and practitioners or nurse clinician and diagnosis and organization and administration...
February 2016: Visceral Medicine
A Behrens, C Ell
INTRODUCTION: Administering sedation is an established standard in gastrointestinal endoscopy, particularly in situations in which sedation is used to make the examination more comfortable for the patient (e. g., during preventive check-up examinations). It is important to have precise information about the risk of sedation-associated complications. AIMS AND METHODS: The aim of this study was to record the incidence and type of sedation-associated complications in a low-risk group of patients (ASA 1 or 2) undergoing elective diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy or colonoscopy...
August 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Saroj Nazareth, Nadine Leembruggen, Rhoda Tuma, Sook-Ling Chen, Samarth Rao, Nick Kontorinis, Wendy Cheng
The aim of this study is to examine the acceptability and effectiveness of a nurse-led hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance clinic in high-risk patients with cirrhosis/advanced fibrosis. Early detection of HCC is associated with better treatment outcomes and improved survival. International guidelines recommend 6-monthly surveillance of patients at risk of developing HCC. A nurse-led HCC surveillance protocol was established to support patients in adherence to surveillance protocols. The design used was retrospective document analysis...
June 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
S Jervis, D Skinner
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia were being screened according to international guidelines, and to review recent evidence in order to provide up-to-date guidelines for the initial systemic management of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. METHODS: A retrospective case note analysis was conducted, assessing patients in terms of screening for: genetics, cerebral arteriovenous malformations, pulmonary and hepatic arteriovenous malformations, and gastrointestinal telangiectasia...
August 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Douglas K Rex
Endoscopist-directed propofol (EDP) refers to delivery of propofol for endoscopic sedation under the direction of an endoscopist without any involvement of an anesthesia specialist (anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist). EDP has been proven to be safe and is also cost-effective compared with the anesthetist delivered sedation for endoscopy. EDP has been endorsed by US gastroenterology societies as an appropriate paradigm for clinical practice. EDP has proliferated in Switzerland and Germany, but its expansion in the United States has been limited by financial disincentives, concerns about medical-legal risk for endoscopists, and regulatory obstacles...
July 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Karin Bundgaard, Erik E Sørensen, Charlotte Delmar
AIM: This paper focus on nursing and time in endoscopy facilities for short-term stay aiming to explore aspects of time in this setting and how expectations from the healthcare organisation, patients and nurses are expressed and met when managing nursing time. BACKGROUND: Former research primarily focuses on the subject of time in the understanding of duration where having more time is closely associated with the ability to deliver better quality nursing care. The main concern is the nurses' increased number of tasks and the decreased length of time at their disposal...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
A Ruco, C M Walsh, M A Cooper, L Rabeneck
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers in women and men worldwide. Training non-physicians including nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to perform endoscopy can provide the opportunity to expand access to CRC screening as demand for endoscopic procedures continues to grow. A formal program, incorporating didactic instruction and hands-on practice in addition to oversight, is required to train non-physicians to perform endoscopy as safely and effectively as physicians. Additionally, the context in which the non-physician endoscopy program is organized will dictate key program characteristics including remuneration, participant recruitment and professional and legal considerations...
June 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
Ryan E Childers, Amy Laird, Lisa Newman, Kian Keyashian
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Preventing missed appointments, or "no-shows," is an important target in improving efficient patient care and lowering costs in gastrointestinal endoscopy practices. We aimed to investigate whether a nurse telephone call would reduce no-show rates for endoscopic appointments, and to determine if hiring and maintaining a nurse dedicated to pre-endoscopy phone calls is economically advantageous. Our secondary aim was to identify predictors of no-shows to endoscopy appointments...
June 17, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Arja Gerritsen, Thijs de Rooij, Marcel G Dijkgraaf, Olivier R Busch, Jacques J Bergman, Dirk T Ubbink, Peter van Duijvendijk, G Willemien Erkelens, Mariël Klos, Philip M Kruyt, Dirk Jan Bac, Camiel Rosman, Adriaan C Tan, I Quintus Molenaar, Jan F Monkelbaan, Elisabeth M Mathus-Vliegent, Marc G Besselink
OBJECTIVES: Electromagnetic (EM)-guided bedside placement of nasoenteral feeding tubes by nurses may improve efficiency and reduce patient discomfort and costs compared with endoscopic placement by gastroenterologists. However, evidence supporting this task shift from gastroenterologists to nurses is limited. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of EM-guided and endoscopic nasoenteral feeding tube placement. METHODS: We performed a multicenter randomized controlled non-inferiority trial in 154 adult patients who required nasoenteral feeding and were admitted to gastrointestinal surgical wards in five Dutch hospitals...
August 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
James M Hay, William Barnette, Sandra Egeto Shaw
Failure in communication during the process of delivering healthcare can have dangerous repercussions. Specifically, failure in interdisciplinary team communication contributes to lapses in patient care. Distractions in procedural areas disrupt team communication. Application of a structured communication algorithm creates agreed-upon cues that promote team communication and facilitate clinical decision making. Frequent disruptions before, during, and after gastro-intestinal endoscopy procedures place veterans at risk for an error...
May 2016: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
Aaron Conway, Joanna Sutherland
OBJECTIVES: Processed electroencephalogram-based depth of anaesthesia monitoring devices provide an additional method to monitor level of consciousness during procedural sedation and analgesia. The objective of this systematic review was to determine whether using a depth of anaesthesia monitoring device improves the safety and efficacy of sedation. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases (CENTRAL; Medline; CINAHL) were searched up to May 2015...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Jonathan Teter, Michael E Zenilman, Patricia Wachter
BACKGROUND: Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization (CDS) of medical devices are intended to help prevent health care-associated infections (HAIs), a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. In February 2013 the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS; Baltimore) formed a clinical community of experts and stakeholders--physicians, nurses, administrators, infection control practitioners, risk managers, and regulatory staff--to assess CDS practices across facilities. METHODS: A survey administered to leadership indicated endoscopy areas of risk...
June 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Ali Mothanna Al-Zubaidi, Abdelfattah Abdelqader Al-Shadadi, Hassan Uthman Alghamdy, Abdu Hassan Alzobady, Laeeque Ahmed Al-Qureshi, Ibraheem Mohammed Al-Bakri
Although sedation and analgesia for patients undergoing colonoscopy are the standard practice in western countries, non-sedated colonoscopy is still in practice in Europe and the Far East. This variation in sedation practice relies on the different cultural attitudes of both patients and endoscopists across these countries. Data from the literature consistently report that, in non-sedated patients, the use of alternative techniques, such as water irrigation or carbon dioxide insufflation, can allow a high-quality and well-tolerated examination...
March 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Brittany M Charlton, Edward Giovannucci, Charles S Fuchs, Andrew T Chan, Jung Eun Lee, Yin Cao, Stacey A Missmer, Bernard A Rosner, Susan E Hankinson, Walter Willett, Kana Wu, Karin B Michels
PURPOSE: The influence of reproductive factors on colorectal cancer, including oral contraceptive (OC) use, has been examined, but less research is available on OC use and adenomas. METHODS: Participants of the Nurses' Health Study who had a lower bowel endoscopy between 1986 (when endoscopies were first assessed) and 2008 were included in this study. Multivariable logistic regression models for clustered data were used to estimate odds ratios and 95 % confidence intervals [OR (95 % CIs)]...
June 2016: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
N Leboulanger, C Celerier, B Thierry, N Garabedian
Upper airway endoscopy in children is a high-risk procedure, which should only be performed by a well trained and fully equipped team. The sequence of procedures, at least at the beginning of the procedure, is always the same and must be performed very rigorously. Communication between the various operators, especially the surgeon, the anaesthetist and the operating room nurse, is essential before starting the procedure, as anticipation of sudden difficulties is the key to effective management. The authors report their experience and endoscopy practices...
September 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
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March 9, 2016: Nursing Standard
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