COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Our Community

SGNA recognizes that you have questions regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its implications on your gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing practice. Below are resources you can use to gain relevant information and insight from your peers.


To support the emerging information needs of our members, SGNA hosted Clinical Implications of COVID-19 Infection: Strategies for Preparedness, Mitigation, and Clinical Operations, presented by J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD MSN MPH MBA FNP-BC IP-BC PLNC AS-BC VA-BC FACDONA FAAPM FNAP,

During this March 25, 2020 webinar, Dr. Garrett Jr. reviewed the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, the implications to clinical practices in procedural settings and discuss commonsense approaches to ensuring a safe work environment. 

Access to this webinar recording is available to all SGNA members and non-members. Upon successful completion, participants can earn up to 1.5 contact hours. Contact hours have been approved through IAHCSMM and CBSPD. ABCGN approval is pending.

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SGNA supports and endorses the recommendations outlined by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) relative to COVID-19 for use by nursing professionals and associates in the GI setting.

JOINT GI SOCIETY MESSAGE: COVID-19 Clinical Insights for Our Community of Gastroenterologists and Gastroenterology Care Providers, featuring important information as well as recommendations to consider in institutions and practices that provide endoscopy and outpatient GI services.

Management of Endoscopes, Endoscope Reprocessing, and Storage Areas During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Joint Statement: Resuming Elective, Non-Urgent Gastrointestinal Procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic

ASGE: Guidance for Resuming GI Endoscopy and Practice Operations After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Joint Commission

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)



On SGNA Communities, GI professionals are sharing their experiences dealing with COVID-19 in their facilities and how they're adapting infection prevention measures, handling non-emergency procedures and more. You must be an SGNA member to access the Communities.

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