1. Girard, Donna BSN, RN, CGRN
  2. Holland, Pat BSN, RN, CGRN

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Attend this comprehensive session to increase your competence and comfort level with handling and reprocessing flexible endoscopic instruments. This interactive, hands-on session will review the internal and external structure and function of the endoscope. Learn to diagnose and troubleshoot the most common problems and minimize the overall frequency of repairs. Participants also will review industry standards and guidelines relative to infection prevention in the endoscopy setting. Chemicals and equipment for reprocessing will also be explored.


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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.