GENCA is dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing through its mission: to promote excellence in gastroenterology nursing practice. It is actively involved through:

  • Developing national standards and guidelines
  • Providing educational courses and supporting the COGEN credentialling program
  • Facilitating representation at state, national and international forums.

GENCA supports the professional development of its members in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect, as well as actively encouraging them to share their knowledge and expertise with their colleagues.

Coming Events

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GENCA Practical Skills Assessment - Kapunda, SA

Date:
26 June 2016

Please complete the attached application form and submit it to admin@genca.org or fax to 1300 799 439. Times will be allocated and confirmation sent to you via email. Note: prices vary according to membership and assessment type - please refer to the application form.


GENCA Practical Skills Assessments - Hobart

Date:
02 July 2016

A limited number of practical skills assessments are available following the GENCA fundamentals workshop in Hobart on Saturday 2 July 2016. Please complete the attached application form and submit it to meetings@genca.org. Times will be allocated and confirmation sent to you via email. Note: prices vary according to membership and assessment type - please refer to the application form.


GENCA Fundamentals of endoscope reprocessing workshop - Hobart

Date:
02 July 2016
Time:
8.30 am - 4.00 pm

This foundation program serves as an introduction to the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes incorporating infection control, structure and function, water filtration and workplace health and safety. These workshops are aimed at nurses, CSSD technicians and assistants involved with the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. This is a revised program for 2016, and has been revised in accordance with current standards including AS/NZ 4187:2014, updated guidelines and manufacturers’ instructions.


GENCA South Australia Branch evening educational meeting

Date:
06 July 2016
Time:
6.30pm - 8.30pm

Janette Cooper will be presenting on ‘Why some teams work and others don’t’. Diana Hutt, the Nursing Director for Perioperative Services at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, will be presenting her perspective on leading nurses within the healthcare setting. Finally, Jeff Bull will be presenting on the management of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer in South Australia.


GENCA Practical Skills Assessments - New South Wales

Date:
23 July 2016

A limited number of practical skills assessments are available following the GENCA fundamentals workshop in Sydney on Saturday 23 July 2016. Please complete the attached application form and submit it to meetings@genca.org. Times will be allocated and confirmation sent to you via email. Note: prices vary according to membership and assessment type - please refer to the application form.


GENCA Fundamentals of endoscope reprocessing - New South Wales

Date:
23 July 2016
Time:
8:30 am - 4.00 pm

This foundation program serves as an introduction to the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes incorporating infection control, structure and function, water filtration and workplace health and safety. These workshops are aimed at nurses, CSSD technicians and assistants involved with the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. This is a revised program for 2016, and has been revised in accordance with current standards including AS/NZ 4187:2014, updated guidelines and manufacturers’ instructions.


GENCA Queensland Branch full day educational conference

Date:
23 July 2016
Time:
8:30 am - 3.30 pm

Latest News

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e-newsletter - Issue 1 - May 2016

27 May 2016

The first edition of the GENCA e-newsletter is now available.


Endoscope reprocessing DVD

16 May 2016

We are excited to release the updated Endoscope Reprocessing DVD. The DVD is now available for purchase in the online shop. It is sold as a pack, with DVD and USB as well as the booklet. The price is still $80.00 incl GST, plus postage.


Infection Control in Endoscopy Guidelines modifications

20 April 2016

As you are aware there have been multiple tragic and well publicised outbreaks of mulit-resistant bacteria linked to endoscope usage in Europe and the US. This has been predominantly related to duodenoscopes and prompted Olympus to recall their instruments for inspection and modification. GESA and GENCA believe that this issue needs to be taken further and that we have the specialised knowledge to lead this dialogue. A working party of the GESA/GENCA Infection Control in Endoscopy Committee has investigated the problem. A September 2015 news email summarises the issues and contained recommendations for reprocessing endoscopes that the Infection Control Committee believe will reduce the risk of transmitting infection. A draft of the revised Infection Control in Endoscopy Guidelines, with a detailed literature review and discussion to support these recommendations, has been reviewed by AGEA and is now available for your comments. The draft document will be available until 31 May. As with previous guidelines, once these are ratified we hope they will become the Australian standard. Please direct any comments to Ian Norton, GESA President at president@gesa.org.au


GENCA Education Grants - January 2016

07 March 2016

Congratulations to all members who were awarded a GENCA Education Grant in the January 2016 round of grants. Recipients are listed on the GENCA website. We trust the grant monies are used to further your knowledge, and look forward to receiving feedback from the education.


GENCA post nominals - MGENCA

05 February 2016

The GENCA Board is delighted to provide guidelines for use by members to provide public recognition of their commitment to the profession. The Board would like to thank Dana Cotton for her work in developing these guidelines, which have been adopted by the Board.


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