Bedside sonographic confirmation of the placement of a nasoenteral tube in a critically ill patient: a case report
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Clinical Case Study Source Type: research

Acute buried bumper syndrome: a rare entity
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Clinical Case Study Source Type: research

Patient Understanding of “Flare” and “Remission” of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This study demonstrates that an understanding of “flare” and “remission” by patients with inflammatory bowel disease is largely symptom-based. The role of inflammation, medication failure, and targets of inflammatory bowel disease treatment beyond symptom control are not currently well known to patients with inflammatory bowel disease. To create a shared understanding of symptoms and treatment goals between the patient and the nurse, patient education on emerging expectations of inflammatory bowel disease care should be prioritized. (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Utilizing Information Technology to Improve Influenza Vaccination in Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The objective of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the implementation of information technology prompts within the electronic medical record to improve influenza vaccination during specialty clinic visits. The proportion of patients with yearly influenza vaccination was evaluated at baseline, Year 1, and Year 2 following implementation. At baseline, only 10% of a random sample had documented influenza vaccination. Vaccination documentation improved to 39% (96/246) by Year 1 and to 61% (175/287) by Year 2 (p (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Coping in African Americans With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Integrative Review of the Literature
Given the chronic nature of inflammatory bowel disease, understanding the coping behaviors of individuals affected with the disease is important to influence health outcomes. Although minorities comprise a significant portion of individuals with the disease, little is known about the potential influence of one's culture, specifically among African Americans, on coping with inflammatory bowel disease. This integrative literature review examined the past decade of research related to the coping behaviors of African Americans living with inflammatory bowel disease to identify opportunities for further research. Five studies w...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

A Literature Review of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy: Dealing With Complications
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

A Literature Review of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy: Dealing With Complications
Sufficient energy and essential nutrients are vital for normal growth and development in childhood. Ideally, nutrition should be provided orally. However, if the gastrointestinal system is functional, enteral tube feeding can be used when nutritional requirements cannot be provided orally, thus providing nutritional benefits and enabling positive disease management in pediatric patients. Postoperative care in children allows monitoring of the position and functionality of the tube; performing nutrition intolerance, growth, hydration, and nutritional assessments; and performing metabolic and complication follow-ups. Tube fe...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Coping Among Parents of Teens With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This study characterizes the stressors and coping strategies adopted among parents of teens with inflammatory bowel disease. Teens aged 16–22 years with inflammatory bowel disease who were consecutively seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist prior to transition to adult-centered care and their parents completed sociodemographic data, and two validated questionnaires for coping (Coping Health Inventory for Parents) and stress (Pediatric Inventory for Parents). Sixty-six patient–parent pairs were enrolled in this study—impairment was highest in role function (e.g., trying to attend to the needs of other fam...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

An Intervention for Person-Centered Support in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Development and Pilot Study
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common and often chronic functional bowel disorder that can cause severe disruption of daily functioning in those affected, with subsequent high healthcare utilization and work absenteeism. Nurses represent an underutilized group in the current management of irritable bowel syndrome. The aim of this study was to systematically develop a person-centered support intervention in irritable bowel syndrome and evaluate this in a pilot study. The development followed the revised framework for complex interventions from the Medical Research Council and involved literature reviews and multiprofessional...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Gastroenterology endoscopy: not just a procedural focus
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Malignant hyperthermia crisis: preparing your endoscopy staff
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Pharmacology Matters Source Type: research

How to create a “superhero” gi team
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Insider Perspective Source Type: research

Assessing dysphagia
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Focus on Clinical Assessment Source Type: research

Probiotics for the prevention of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults and children
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Cochrane Nursing Care Corner Source Type: research

Severe ischemic colitis probably related to diclofenac
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Clinical Case Study Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Be careful. don't fall!
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Nasogastric Tube Feeding Experiences in Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Mothers: A Qualitative Study
The aim of this qualitative research study is to reveal children's and their mothers' views and experiences related to nasogastric tube feeding, which is the most frequently performed nutrition delivery method in pediatric oncology. The present study was carried out at an university pediatric oncology inpatient service. A total of three children and 14 mothers participated in the study. The analysis of the data was conducted according to Kolcaba's Comfort Theory. The findings resulting from the content analysis were explained under four main themes: (1) physical: includes the inability to be fed orally, nasogastric tube in...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Beyond Lactulose: Treatment Options for Hepatic Encephalopathy
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Beyond Lactulose: Treatment Options for Hepatic Encephalopathy
This article provides an overview of current and emerging therapies that target these factors in the treatment and management of this condition. Because of its complex pathogenesis, a multipronged approach to treating hepatic encephalopathy may be highly beneficial. (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Management of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Adult Patients
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Management of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Adult Patients
The human gastrointestinal tract is a complex system of digestive pathways aided by mechanical processes, enzymes, transport molecules, and colonic bacteria. Occasionally, these bacterial components transplant to atypical locations due to various gastrointestinal imbalances or anatomical structural issues. This may lead to bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, where minimal or no bacteria are normally found. Symptoms of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth may mimic those of various functional gastrointestinal diseases. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is typically diagnosed through hydrogen breath tests or je...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The Evaluation of Medication Adherence in Patients Infected With HCV Receiving Protease Inhibitors: A Pilot Study
Adherence to treatment is essential for hepatitis C cure. Studies show the complexity of the treatment due to side effects, many pills, and rigor in the schedules. The aim of this study was to evaluate the adherence to treatment with protease inhibitor in patients with hepatitis C. It is a longitudinal, observational, prospective pilot study with patients with hepatitis C genotype 1. Bimonthly consultations and biweekly calls for 20 weeks were performed. Evaluation methods for adherence were Measure of Adherence to Treatment score, patient report, count pills, and sustained virological response. Twenty-two patients were en...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Impact of Colonoscopy Preparation Video on Boston Bowel Preparation Scale Score
This study was undertaken to determine whether a supplemental standardized educational video on bowel preparation in the viewer's native language would improve bowel preparation at the time of CSPY. After institutional review board approval, the records of adult patients who presented to the gastroenterology clinic were reviewed. Patients who underwent a CSPY were assigned according to whether they watched a supplemental educational video on CSPY bowel preparation in their native language. This video reflects the same information provided in written and verbal form at the time of CSPY scheduling. Bowel prep was rated by th...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Improving Emergency Airway Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Levels of Outpatient Gastroenterology Staff via Implementation of Online Education and In Situ Simulation
Twenty percent of all ambulatory surgery cases utilizing monitored anesthesia care and sedation report at least one perioperative respiratory complication such as bronchospasm, hypoxia, laryngospasm, or aspiration (Nagelhout & Plaus, 2014). However, the national Standards of Practice for both surgical technicians and ambulatory care nurses do not mandate emergency airway education beyond cardiopulmonary resuscitation and Basic Life Support training. A local outpatient gastroenterology clinic noticed the gap in education, and the anesthesia team decided to implement an evidence-based dual-factorial quality improvement p...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Patients' Perceptions of Experiences of Recovering From Acute Pancreatitis: An Interview Study
The incidence of registered admissions in inpatient care with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis was 58 per 100,000 capita in Sweden during the year 2013. Although acute pancreatitis is a well-explored area, there is a demand for research from the patients' perceptions. The aim of this study was to describe patients' perceptions of recovering from acute pancreatitis. Data collection for this phenomenographical study included 16 individual semistructured interviews. Analysis was done according to the 7 steps suggested by Sjöström and Dahlgren (2002). Recovery after acute pancreatitis was perceived within 5 categori...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Leverage resources, create momentum, tap into the current
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

SGNA'S 46TH ANNUAL COURSE: April 14–16, 2019 | Portland, Oregon
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Abstracts Source Type: research

Gastroesophageal reflux disease
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Test: Focus on Clinical Assessment Source Type: research

Handwashing promotion for preventing diarrhea
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Cochrane Nursing Care Corner Source Type: research

Ancylostomiasis causing upper gastrointestinal bleeding: real-time endoscopic pictures
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Clinical Case Study Source Type: research

Core Competencies Required for Gastroenterology Nursing Specialists in China
This study aims to propose a set of core competencies for the gastroenterology nursing specialists (GNS) in China. This research integrates quantitative and qualitative research methods. Literature review, semistructured interview, and the Delphi approach were used to develop the core competency items of GNS in China. SPSS 16.0 was used to analyze the data. Finally, 28 of 30 experts participated in the study resulting in a consensual list containing 7 domains (clinical nursing practice, communication and collaboration, education and counseling, critical thinking, leadership, ethical and legal practice, and professional dev...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Treatment in a Tertiary Intestinal Rehabilitation Center Improves Outcome for Children With Short Bowel Syndrome
The aim of this study was to determine prognostic factors in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome and very short bowel syndrome (defined as less than 25 cm of the bowel with or without colon). This was a retrospective, single-center, observational study that included patients with intestinal failure. Thirty-eight children with short bowel syndrome were included in the study (mean age at diagnosis = 8.4 [range = 0–48] months; female/male = 20/18); 12 children (31.6%) had very short bowel syndrome. Weaning from parenteral nutrition was achieved in 29 (74.5%) of children with short bowel syndrome but only in 4 (...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Evaluation of 12-Week Shelf Life of Patient-Ready Endoscopes
This study provides further support that contaminated endoscopes may be related to either inadequate disinfection or contamination during storage, not shelf life. (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Effects of Low-FODMAPS Diet on Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms and Gut Microbiome
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) suffer from abdominal pain, bloating, and abnormal defecation. Reducing the dietary intake of fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs) has been shown to be beneficial in reducing IBS symptoms. However, diet modification plays an important role in the composition of colonic microbiota. Currently, the effects of a FODMAP diet on the composition of the gut microbiome are not known. We conducted a systematic review to determine (1) the effectiveness of low-FODMAPs diet to reduce symptoms of patients with IBS and (2) the association between ...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Medication Adherence Among Patients With Chronic Hepatitis Receiving Antiviral Treatment
In conclusion, to improve medication adherence, healthcare professionals should improve patients' understanding of the need for medication and minimization of life restrictions. (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Nurse-Led Telephone Advice Line for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Cross-Sectional Multicenter Activity Analysis
The objective of this cross-sectional multicenter study was to assess reasons for consultation by patients with IBD to a nurse-led telephone service. The sample included 7,273 IBD patients from 6 public hospitals in Barcelona, Spain. Data collected included calls registered during 50 working days including caller characteristics, reason for consultation, patient's diagnosis, and action recommended. The most common reasons for consultation were suspicion of relapse, doubts regarding medication, drug monitoring, side effects, visit appointment, and request of test results. In 63.7% of cases, telephone calls were solved solel...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Evaluation of Noninvasive Thermometers in an Endoscopy Setting
The measurement of body temperature is an important aspect of assessment prior to invasive procedures. The purpose of the study was to determine the level of agreement between temporal artery, noncontact infrared, and disposable oral electronic thermometers to a clinical reference device (nondisposable oral electronic thermometer) in outpatients prior to an endoscopic procedure. A descriptive, method-comparison study design was used to compare 3 noninvasive thermometers with a clinical reference device. Four noninvasive temperatures were measured with 3 test devices (temporal artery with ear tap; temporal artery without ea...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Sgna goes to washington
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Tricks of the trade to ease the fear and anxiety in patients undergoing colonoscopy
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Insider Perspective Source Type: research

Noninvasive diagnostic tests for helicobacter pylori infection (review)
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Cochrane Nursing Care Corner Source Type: research

Intestinal dysmotility mimicking obstruction in patients with prior bowel resection surgery
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: Clinical Case Study Source Type: research

Lactulose Management of Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Systematic Review
Minimal hepatic encephalopathy has been shown to increase risk of involvement in road traffic accidents and alter quality of life. This systematic review focused on the role of nonabsorbable disaccharides for the management of minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Randomized clinical trials that evaluated medical management of minimal hepatic encephalopathy were considered for inclusion. Individual studies compared lactulose with usual care and lactulose with probiotics and L-ornithine-L-aspartate. The outcome for examination was the neuropsychiatric test for cognitive function. Search strategies outlined by the Johanna Briggs I...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Using Performance Management to Implement a Preprocedural Checklist for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedures
Providing safe patient care is an important focus of healthcare organizations. In surgical settings, mortality rates have been shown to decrease from 1.5% to 0.8% and complication rates from 11% to 7% when institutions use the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist. In our hospital-based gastrointestinal endoscopy unit, we recognized that inconsistencies in the preprocedural readiness of patients were causing inefficiencies in scheduling. Therefore, we initiated a quality improvement project to determine whether a preprocedural checklist and positive reinforcement for the nurses in the units could improve en...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Systematic Review of Behavioral Therapy to Improve Swallowing Functions of Patients With Parkinson's Disease
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Systematic Review of Behavioral Therapy to Improve Swallowing Functions of Patients With Parkinson's Disease
Decreased swallowing function is a common and main cause of malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia in patients with Parkinson's disease. The aims of this systematic review were to summarize and qualitatively analyze the studies that have been published on behavioral therapies for improving swallowing functions in patients with Parkinson's disease. Studies published from January 2000 to December 2015 were identified via electronic database searches using Ovid-MEDLINE, Ovid-EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and 8 Korean databases. Two reviewers independently evaluated the studies using inclusion criteria. Nine studies were includ...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Is Adherence to a Gluten-Free Diet by Adult Patients With Celiac Disease Influenced by Their Knowledge of the Gluten Content of Foods?
The aim of this study was to investigate adherence to a gluten-free diet and potentially associated factors, focusing on the relationship between adherence and knowledge of the gluten content of foods and of celiac disease in general. A questionnaire was completed by adult patients diagnosed with celiac disease including demographics, dietary practices, sources of information, and attitude to the disease. Their knowledge of disease and gluten-free diet was assessed using a newly developed scale comprising 31 statements on celiac disease in general and foods appropriate in a gluten-free diet. A validated questionnaire was u...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Capnography Monitoring for Patients Undergoing Moderate Sedation: An SGNA Fellowship Project
The purpose of this Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Fellowship project was to determine whether capnography is more accurate than oximetry in identifying symptoms of respiratory depression in patients undergoing moderate sedation. Capnography provides an early warning of respiratory depression and airway compromise, especially when the medications used for sedation include opiates and benzodiazepines. It is a standard of care according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists that should be adopted in order to provide the safest possible environment for the delivery of moderate sedation. During this p...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Current Evidence in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Children With Celiac Disease
No abstract available (Source: Gastroenterology Nursing)
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research