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GENCA_IBDNA "IGNITE" IBD Nursing School 2021 Registrations NOW OPEN

18 January 2021

Supported by AbbVie, this IBD introductory course is now open for registrations. NEW, online and better than ever before.

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World Gastroenterology News - e-Newsletter May 2020

21 May 2020

The Official e-newsletter of the World Gastroenterology Organisation is now available.

Happy International Nurses Day 2020

12 May 2020

To commemorate International Nurses Day 2020 Australia’s Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officers have prepared a special celebratory video. Among others the exceptional nurse leaders outline the significance of 2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife, share stories of nurses that have inspired them by giving shout-outs and give health and well-being advice to nurses.

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Happy International Nurses Day 2020

12 May 2020

On this significant day for our profession we are proud to surprise you with a special message from the Prime Minister, the Honourable Scott Morrison MP. This is the first time an Australian Prime Minister is addressing nurses on International Nurses Day and demonstrates how crucial nurses are to the health and well-being of our community.

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Chief Nursing & Midwifery Office, Alison McMillan - News - May 2020

05 May 2020

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale - the world's most famous nurse and founder of modern nursing.

Her pioneering work was born out of crisis - war. And so it is today that nurses around the world and in Australia are once again on the frontline and in a war - this time against the dreadful coronavirus.

Here in Australia, nurses are playing a critical role across the patient care spectrum.

Nurses are working in respiratory clinics, providing important support, comfort and guidance to people who are worried and frightened about whether they have COVID-19. Nurses are delivering care to people in their homes so they can stay well - particularly people with chronic conditions. In aged care, nurses are helping to put in place vital infection control processes to protect the most vulnerable.

Nurses are very much at the frontline in the intensive care units, where the nurse is the person who is at the bedside of the most vulnerable, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.......... more....

GESA and GENCA recommendations for Endoscope Reprocessing during the COVID-19 Pandemic

01 May 2020

GESA’s Infection Control in Endoscopy (ICE) Committee has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICE Committee is a multi-society, multidisciplinary Committee with expertise in GI Endoscopy, GI Endoscopy Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, Infectious Diseases and Sterile Processing. Endoscopic reprocessing is at the core of safe and efficient endoscopy practice. The ICE Committee considers the safety of all patients in endoscopy units and personnel involved in instrument reprocessing a priority.

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Coronavirus resources and information

18 March 2020

A number of resources relevant to nurses during the Coronavirus pandemic 2019-20 are available on the GENCA website.

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AS18/07: Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations

12 December 2019

From Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care - The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisation compliance with Action 3.14 following the introduction and subsequent revision by Standards Australia of AS/NZS 4187:2014 Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations.

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Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard implementation resources

04 December 2019

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care have developed a number of resources to help implement and address a number of the quality statements outlined in the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard. These resources are intended to support consumers, clinicians, organisations and assessors. Below is a list of the resources:

Fact Sheets Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard – Clinician Fact Sheet Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard – Consumer Fact Sheet NSQHS Standards Implementing the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard – informed consent NSQHS Standards Certification and Re-certification of practicing colonoscopists

Poster Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard poster

Templates Colonoscopy Referral Information Template Colonoscopy Report Template Colonoscopy Follow Up letter Template – from the specialist to the GP and patient

Videos Consumer Video Assessor Video

Certification and Recertification of practising colonoscopists

19 July 2019

Certification (of training) and Recertification (of ongoing competency) in colonoscopy are now mandatory for all practitioners working in health service organisations being assessed to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (second edition).

AS/NZS 4187:2014 Revision released

20 May 2019

The revision of the standard AS/NZS 4187:2014 has been published. The revised standard is available to be purchased from SAI Global.

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Did you know...

01 May 2019

GENCA has a discussion portal for any questions you may have regarding Endoscopy, Hepatology, IBD, Infection Control, Nurse Endoscopists, Management, Paediatrics, Bronchoscopy.

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J.GENCA Article Tip-Off

01 May 2019

Would you love to have a topic featured in the upcoming issue of J.GENCA?

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Issue 1 2019 of J.GENCA is now available

25 March 2019

The February issue of J.GENCA is now available online for member viewing.

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Seeking Article Submissions to be included in J GENCA

28 February 2019

We are seeking any interested members to submit an article to be included in J GENCA.

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e-learning modules now available

25 July 2017

We are excited to launch two fully interactive e-learning modules - Gastrostomy Guidelines: Pre-Insertion and Gastrostomy Guidelines: Module 2: Acute Hospital Care - these are now available from the GENCA website.