Effect of GI endoscopy nurse experience on screening colonoscopy outcomes.

@article{Dellon2009EffectOG,
  title={Effect of GI endoscopy nurse experience on screening colonoscopy outcomes.},
  author={Evan S. Dellon and Quinn Kerr Lippmann and Joseph Anton Galanko and Robert S. Sandler and N J Shaheen},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={331-43}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of the GI endoscopy nurse experience on colonoscopy outcomes is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the nurse experience was associated with screening colonoscopy complications, procedure length, and cecal intubation. DESIGN A retrospective analysis of screening colonoscopies performed by attending physicians between August 2003 and August 2005. Nurse experience was measured in weeks. SETTING University of North Carolina Hospitals. SUBJECTS Twenty-nine nurses… CONTINUE READING