Gastroenterology Nursing

April 2009, Volume 32 Number 2 , p 137 - 137 [FREE]


  • Nancy DeNiro RN, CGRN
  • Kathy A. Baker PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN, Editor


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How different could it be: transitioning from a hospital based gastrointestinal (GI) nurse to an ambulatory endoscopy center GI nurse? What is transition? Is it to change, or a change-over; an evolution, conversion, to shift, to move, an alteration, a modification? You will see how all these definitions can apply to the day-to-day assignments, environment, support systems, patients, conveniences, accreditation surveys, emergencies, and expanded nursing opportunity roles. Stories of successes and challenges from nurses who have experienced this transition will be shared.

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We are pleased to present the abstracts from sgna's 36th annual course, SGNA: your gateway to opportunity. The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. in keeping with the tradition of the annual course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.