1. Fonkalsrud, Lisa BSN, RN, CGRN

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Drug addiction is a serious problem in our society today. It is even more serious when it occurs in a healthcare worker because of the risk it poses to patients. As nurses, physicians, and technicians working in the endoscopy suite, we are in a unique position to easily and illegally obtain prescription narcotics. This talk will cover the signs and symptoms of addiction, two case studies, recovery, and methods to ensure the safety of the narcotics supply in the endoscopy suite.


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We are pleased to present the abstracts from SGNA's 34th Annual Course, Charting a Course for Professional Growth. 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.