1. Conroy, Donna BS, RN
  2. Robbins, Christopher S. RN, CGRN
  3. Van Velse, Annette LPN

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Endoscopic ultrasound is just one of many specialty areas in the gastrointestinal lab and has been expanding its role in treating gastrointestinal disorders. With its increasing presence in the lab comes a need for nurses and assistants to be more knowledgeable about the patient, the disease process, techniques of the procedure, and the skills needed to perform the procedure.


This session will consist of a panel of nurses and a physician experienced in endoscopic ultrasound. The session is designed to provide skills and education in endoscopic ultrasound as well as to discuss the practice of therapeutic procedures. This will also be a hands-on experience for nurses with some background in endoscopic ultrasound who wish to expand their knowledge.


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We are pleased to present the Abstracts from the SGNA's 32nd Annual Course: Passion for GI Nursing: Pass It On!! 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.