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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Once, the idea of nurse practitioners or roles such as nurse endoscopist would have raised scepticism or derision, yet their value is now proven.
"We are interviewing shortly for a consultant gastroenterologist and a further nurse endoscopist and we are continuing to train another nurse endoscopist internally.
CHRIS KELLY has been appointed the first nurse endoscopist at Withybush Hospital.
The daughter attended the endoscopy unit with her Father and was impressed by the skills, approach and manner of the nurse endoscopist. The patient was extremely satisfied by the care he received and very relieved that he would be able to find out what was wrong with him sooner rather than later.
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.
The keynote speaker was nurse endoscopist from the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital in the United Kingdom, Sarah Harnden.
"We're excited to see the reception and interest from both gastroenterologists and nurse endoscopists in our WavSTAT4 product," said SpectraScience President and CEO, Michael Oliver.
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.
Many studies have shown that trained nurse endoscopists can perform flexible sigmoidoscopy as safely and as effectively as physicians.
There are not many opportunities for nurse endoscopists in Australia."