Endoscopic Reprocessing

Endoscope reprocessing, a three stage process that involves cleaning, high-level disinfection, and drying of endoscopes, breaks a crucial link in the chain of infection and is essential for the prevention of disease transmission during flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. Failure to realize the importance of endoscopic reprocessing and to understand its principles, nuances, and the specific steps at each stage can result in nosocomial infection or other adverse patient complications. Several professional organizations, including the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA), have published detailed step-by-step guidelines for reprocessing GI endoscopes (SGNA, 2000; Nelson et al, 2003; Walter and DiMarino, 2000).

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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