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colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, nonphysician colonoscopist



  1. Limoges-Gonzalez, Michele MSN, RN, ANP-BC


Abstract: The current need for colonoscopies is high and steadily growing. Many healthcare facilities are finding that there is a shortage of specialized physicians to perform this procedure. By training nonphysician providers who have previously screened for colorectal cancer and performed colonoscopies safely and accurately, this shortage can be eliminated.