Digestive Health Notes of Interest

Career Ladder

Career ladder packet 

Career ladder policy

Industry Websites/Resources

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

American Gastroenterological Association

American College of Gastroenterology

Other GI Related Information

SGNA Rolls Out New Sedation Website
Released: October 5, 2014
Author: Sue Nuccio, MSN RN ACNS-BC CGRN

Are you looking for comprehensive information about sedation and how it relates to your nursing practice? Look no further than SGNA’s new sedation website! A team of dedicated SGNA members have researched, organized and published sedation-related information for the practicing gastroenterology nurse. It is the one-stop-shop for medications, patient care, safety, NAPS, CAPS, and state regulations. Read through this brand new resource for today’s most pertinent sedation information.

FDA Update on Fecal Transplants
Released: July 22, 2013
Author: Conrad Worrell, RN CGRN CSN

As a follow up to Wava Truscott’s presentation, The New Clostridium Difficile, which took place during the SGNA 40th Annual Course, it looks like there is great news regarding fecal transplants Click here to learn more (https://www.sgna.org/Issues/SGNA-Hot-Topics-Corner/FDA-Update-on-Fecal-Transplants).


SEDASYS’ Impact on GI Nursing
Released: May 29, 2013
Authors: SGNA Headquarters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted premarket approval for the SEDASYS System. The SEDASYS System is the first computer-assisted personalized sedation (CAPS) system, and it is expected to be introduced on a limited basis in 2014. What does this mean for GI nursing professionals? Click here to learn more (https://www.sgna.org/Issues/SGNA-Hot-Topics-Corner/SEDASYS-Impact-on-GI-Nursing).


Q: How does SGNA create its practice documents?
Released: May 1, 2013
Authors: Michelle Day, MSN BSN RN CGRN, Practice Committee Chair and Cynthia M. Friis, MEd BSN RN-BC, Associate Executive Director of Clinical Affairs

A: The development of practice documents includes two processes: the creation of new documents and the revision of current documents. The Practice Committee conducts a thorough review of research for both processes and meets to discuss the documents in great detail… click here to learn more (https://www.sgna.org/Issues/SGNA-Hot-Topics-Corner/How-does-SGNA-create-its-practice-documents).