The Pulse | Thursday, September 1, 2022
GI in the News
Catch up on headlines from this summer, including progress in the workforce for endoscopy techs, resources for creating a more inclusive environment for your colleagues and patients, practical applications for GERD and new information on the role of nutrition in GI health.
Endoscopy Tech Training Program Graduates Move Into Workforce
As the gastroenterology workforce continues to see a shortage of technicians, one school is trying to provide relief by offering a one-year certificate program for GI technicians. This May, 12 graduates completed the program and entered the workforce. Learn how the Texas Medical Center and Houston Community College (HCC) Coleman College of Health Sciences created this program, possibilities for the future and more.
The American College of Gastroenterology has compiled resources so you and your team are armed with the knowledge to support colleagues and patients in the LGBTQ+ community. Browse articles, videos, a Twitter chat recap and more to learn how to create a culture of inclusivity and allyship within your unit.
Earlier this year, the American College of Gastroenterology’s released new guidelines on managing gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Hear from experts on how to manage this disease, monitor patients and what to do when patients are misdiagnosed.
Increasingly, evidence shows that nutrition and dietary interventions can serve as a key treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Learn more about clinical practice updates from the American Gastroenterological Association in this article.