nurse endoscopist

nurse endoscopist

An advanced practice–ie, specialized nurse trained to perform endoscopic examinations–eg, of the lower GI tract. See Advanced practice nurse, Nurse practitioner, Physician extender.
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CHRIS KELLY has been appointed the first nurse endoscopist at Withybush Hospital.
It is hoped the addition of a nurse endoscopist will increase capacity at the hospital and reduce patient waiting times.
Cara Barnes - a specialist nurse endoscopist at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - has helped raise around pounds 56,000 for the charity Scope after skiing 24 peaks in 48 hours in Austria.
1994) Screening for Colorectal cancer by Nurse Endoscopist.
As colonoscopy is a technical procedure, it may be possible to train and employ nurses as nurse endoscopists (NEs) to fill the doctor shortage.
The keynote speaker was nurse endoscopist from the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital in the United Kingdom, Sarah Harnden.
In its position statement on the development of nurse endoscopists, the section said the role had the potential to improve timely access to endoscopy services and reduce waiting times.
Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States had introduced nurse endoscopists as a way of identifying and treating more patients with bowel cancer, he said.
The Australia-based hospitals have received two federal grants, one to raise physiotherapy in the emergency departments at Casey and Dandenong and another to train nurse endoscopists at Dandenong Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.
The number of endoscopies carried out by specialist nurses is set to double by 2007 through service redesign and increasing the number of nurse endoscopists.
There are not many opportunities for nurse endoscopists in Australia.
Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) contracted the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (DHB) to undertake the project, following the DHB's failed attempts to recruit nurse endoscopists into New Zealand.