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  1. Increased Rates in Younger People Colon cancer rates have decreased over the past years in the older demographic because of increased screenings. However, there has been an upward trend in younger people being diagnosed with colon cancer. I work ...
  2. A colonoscopy is a test that is done by a specialist doctor called a gastroenterologist. The doctor will use a colonoscope (a scope) which is a long flexible tube with a camera at the tip end to visualize the entire colon. The main goal for having a ...
  3. Every year research presents us with new medications and recommendations for our health. Our GI tract is designed to keep us healthy, hydrated, and well nourished. We take it for granted the intricacies that take place within us and it is our respons...
  4. Brenda F. Johnson

    Prep(s)aring For A Colonoscopy

    Preparing a patient for a test involves instructing them with specific teaching points plus not just listening, but hearing the patient's questions in order to ensure the best results. There are many steps leading up to a colonoscopy that can prevent...
  5. Brenda F. Johnson

    To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy

    There are several medical tests recommended for both men and women on a regular basis to maintain optimum health. Starting as toddlers, we should get our teeth examined and cleaned annually, and as we grow, so does the list of check ups. Mammograms, ...
  6. I’ve been a GI nurse for about 25 of my 27 years of nursing and I have seen a multitude of changes take place. The proficiency of a colonoscopy has improved as scopes have become more flexible with high definition cameras that lead to an increased a...
  7. To set the scene, I was a new grad working in the hospital, the Mayo Clinic to be exact, and although the general medical-surgical floor I was working on provided challenge, variety, and fantastic training as a newbie nurse - I was not a fan of the w...
  8. Had a patient today... 90-some year old, demented LOL. Came in with an H&H of around 7 & 21. Had her colonoscopy today. Of course, I am the one who gets chewed out for her not drinking her go-lytely last night. :stone Gave her a fleets & ...