1. Strohmeyer, Laura RN, CGRN

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Do you observe non-verbal innuendoes, undermining activities, sabotage, and backstabbing in your GI Lab/Endoscopy department? These events are called lateral violence, professional terrorism, or nurse-on-nurse hostility, and seem to be particularly prevalent in GI departments. This behavior can increase staff turnover, decrease productivity, and negatively affect patient care. In this session, learn what lateral violence is, why it is so common in the field of GI nursing, and how to stop the cycle of destruction it causes.


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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.