1. Everette, Sharon BSN, RN, CGRN

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Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has offered photodynamic therapy for over 12 years to ablate Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia. The center has also been a provider of radiofrequency ablation therapy, endoscopic mucosal resection, and most recently, cryotherapy. It is one of the rare centers in the United States that offers all current approved therapies to treat Barrett's esophagus, high grade dysplasia, and early esophageal cancers. These therapies have been provided by the same physician and nurse for the duration of this program. My presentation will offer an overview of the therapies and the related nursing implications for each. It will include peri-procedural care, as well as patient education information for the nurse. The focus of the presentation will be beneficial regardless of whether the nurse works at a provider practice or is from a referring provider practice. Case presentations will be used to present the most current data on therapies, the use of multiple modalities to ablate Barrett's, nursing care implications, and an overview of expected outcomes for patient therapies.


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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.