1. Hazey, Jeffrey MD

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This course describes various anatomical differences of the biliary tree by an experienced general surgeon who performs biliary surgery as well as performing and teaching endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The history of cholecystectomy from an open incision to a laparoscopic procedure and a future natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedure will be discussed. Slides of how an ERCP helps to identify injuries incurred during cholecystectomy will be reviewed. Intraoperative and endoscopic therapies will be explored. The composition and characteristics of bile are also described.


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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.