1. Fox, Diane J. MS, RN, CGRN, CWOCN

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There are many areas where gastroenterology nurses can become passionate about what we do. Since both of my grandmothers died from colon cancer, one at age 42 and the other at age 56, this is the area where I have my deepest passion. There are many ways we can demonstrate our passion, both within and outside our workplace.


This session will explore some of the ways we can promote our passion for colorectal cancer screening and education. Development strategies for a community colorectal education and screening program will be reviewed. This session will also cover how to provide educational programs for various groups such as Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Church Organizations, Senior Citizen Groups, etc. A train-the-trainer program will also be discussed.


In addition, information needed by other nurses to be knowledgeable in teaching appropriate colorectal screening guides and education will be highlighted. Personal experiences of the author with all of the above programs will be discussed. Participants will be able to "pass along" their passion for colorectal screening and education after attending this session.


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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.