1. Beckwith, Rose Ann BSN, RN, CGRN

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The world of endoscopy is changing and expanding, allowing healthcare providers to look for a better, safer way to treat cancer that is not operable. CyberKnife is a form of radio surgery using a small linear particle accelerator and a robotic arm that allows the energy to be directed at any part of the body from any direction. There are several methods of CyberKnife, but this session will focus on fiducial guided CyberKnife. A fiducial is a gold marker placed either surgically, by an interventional radiologist, or via endoscopy. Fiducials can be either a bead or coil form. They can be placed via endoscope, endoscopic ultrasonagraphy, endobronchial ultrasonagraphy, bronchoscope, or Spyglass(TM).


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We are pleased to present the abstracts from sgna's 36th annual course, SGNA: your gateway to opportunity. 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.