1. Geil, Theresa RN, CGRN
  2. Murray, Gina BSN, RN

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Pleuroscopy is the inspection of the pleural cavity through an incision in the thorax. This procedure has historically be done in the operating room. With the expansion of pulmonary practice, endoscopy units are now doing these types of procedures. This course is intended to provide an overview of pleuroscopy and its importance in the evaluation and management of pleural disorders. The focus will include staff education, role delineation, room preparation, specialized equipment, and the success of team collaboration. We will discuss the difficulties in making sure rooms are appropriately set up for sterile procedures. scheduling of these cases, and timing suggestions. Case presentations with photographs and video clips will be shown.


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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.