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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Gastroenterology - January 2019

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2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 Contents Get Ready to Treat More Patients This year, GI facilities are likely to screen more adults for colorectal cancer than ever before, in large part due to new guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommending that all adults at average or low risk of the disease should get screened at age 45, instead of 50, as had long been the milestone year for a colonoscopy. To help you capital- ize on GI's growth potential, the 2019 Manager's Guide to Gastroenterology highlights the promising procedures and innovative products that will help your facility stay on the cutting edge of care and meet the increased patient demand for your life-saving services. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR J a n u a r y 2 0 1 9 o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 4 On Point GI: A Hot Specialty About to Get Hotter Seth Gross, MD, FACG 8 Are You Ready for The Colonoscopy Boom? New screening recommendations are expected to increase the demand for first-time colonoscopies. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 14 The Word Is Heartburn Millions of people have it — here's how to help ease their pain. Kriston Brady, BSN, BA, RN 21 No More Dirty Endoscopes Enhance the performance of your reprocessing team and reduce the likelihood of human errors that could impact patient safety. James Collins, BS, RN, CNOR 30 Your Endoscope Is On the Fritz, Now What? Partnering with the right service provider will get it back quickly and in good working order. Mike Morsch | Associate Editor 38 Must-See Products At Digestive Disease Week The latest and greatest from the world of GI companies. Jim Burger | Contributing Editor 52 Make the Right Choice for Safe Sedation It's best to base the consciousness level on the patient and the procedure. Adam Jacob, MD 57 Coming Up With Creative Ways To Promote Colonoscopies Q&A with Robert Fusco, MD, gastroenterologist and creator of some unforgettable holiday cards. Gastroenterology

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