SGNA Hot Topics Corner

Welcome to the SGNA Hot Topics Corner!

Keeping you on the pulse of the profession

The GI/endoscopy field is constantly advancing, from developing more complex testing and treatments to outlining more defined practice guidelines. The SGNA Hot Topics Corner is a place where you can seek clarity on new developments and practices, and learn more about important issues that are top of mind. The SGNA Hot Topics Corner will be regularly changing, which reflects the ever evolving environment in which you conduct patient care. Bookmark this page and keep visiting!

Whether you work at a small clinic, ASC, major medical institution or anything in between, you need updates from the profession and around healthcare. As anyone in the GI/endoscopy field knows, every day brings new experiences. SGNA is your Society – the Hot Topics Corner will share additional information about how we are working for you on the professional issues that matter most to you.

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SGNA Rolls Out New Sedation Website
Released: October 5, 2014
Author: Sue Nuccio, MSN RN ACNS-BC CGRN
Keywords: Sedation, SGNA Resource

Are you looking for comprehensive information about sedation and how it relates to your nursing practice? Look no further than SGNA's new sedation website! A team of dedicated SGNA members have researched, organized and published sedation-related information for the practicing gastroenterology nurse. It is the one-stop-shop for medications, patient care, safety, NAPS, CAPS, and state regulations. Read through this brand new resource for today's most pertinent sedation information.

FDA Update on Fecal Transplants
Released: July 22, 2013
Author: Conrad Worrell, RN CGRN CSN
Keywords: Fecal Transplant, FDA

As a follow up to Wava Truscott's presentation, The New Clostridium Difficile, which took place during the SGNA 40th Annual Course, it looks like there is great news regarding fecal transplants Click here to learn more.

SEDASYS’ Impact on GI Nursing
Released: May 29, 2013
Authors: SGNA Headquarters
Keywords: SEDASYS, CAPS, SGNA Position Statements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted premarket approval for the SEDASYS System. The SEDASYS System is the first computer-assisted personalized sedation (CAPS) system, and it is expected to be introduced on a limited basis in 2014. What does this mean for GI nursing professionals? Click here to learn more.

Q: How does SGNA create its practice documents?
Released: May 1, 2013
Authors: Michelle Day, MSN BSN RN CGRN, Practice Committee Chair and Cynthia M. Friis, MEd BSN RN-BC, Associate Executive Director of Clinical Affairs
Keywords: SGNA Position Statements, SGNA Standards and Guidelines, Practice Committee

A: The development of practice documents includes two processes: the creation of new documents and the revision of current documents. The Practice Committee conducts a thorough review of research for both processes and meets to discuss the documents in great detail... click here to learn more