Navigation Links Enhances State-Specific Site Content, Making Regional Sedation Administration Standards and Regulations Quick and Easy to Find and Use

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --, a web site for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology nurses and gastroenterology fellows, announces enhancements to the sedation administration standards and regulations content on the site, including state-specific sedation administration information and reliable links to other state resources.

Standards and regulations governing sedation administration by nursing personnel vary from state to state. makes it easier for nurses and physicians to understand and comply with state licensures and state nurse practice acts by organizing these regulations into an easy-to-use section of the site. Rather than seeking out information on several sites, gastroenterology professionals can now visit to find state-specific, GI-sedation standards in one place for easy reference.

"With the addition of the state-specific information, whenever nurses and other health professionals have a question about their state's position on sedation, they can find the answer in one place - It's easy to find advisory opinions, position statements and administrative codes by choosing your state on the map, and it makes the web site an even more useful tool," says Sue Nuccio, MSN, ACNS-BC, CGRN, a clinical nurse specialist at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wis. and a member of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA). continually updates and expands site content. State standards and regulations that appear on the site will be reviewed and updated approximately quarterly to ensure they match the most current state resources.

Select a state to access the new content at

About represents a joint initiative of four gastroenterology physician and nurse associations. Leading gastroenterology physicians and nurses representing these four associations serve as content reviewers and contributors to the SedationFacts web site:

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) - The ASGE serves as program director for SedationFacts, and members of the ASGE chair the executive and content committees.
  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute - The AGA chairs the site promotion committee and has members on the executive and content committees.
  • Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) - The SGNA has members on the executive, content and site promotion committees.
  • The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) - The ACG has members on the executive, content and site promotion committees.

As the field of endoscopic sedation experiences rapid change, the SedationFacts web site offers practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology nurses and gastroenterology fellows a comprehensive resource for current, objective, evidence-based information concerning endoscopic sedation. is funded by an educational grant from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

For more information, visit

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Founded in 1941, the mission of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is to be the leader in advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with nearly 11,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit and for more information.

About the AGA Institute

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.

About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 10,000 individuals from 80 countries. The College is committed to serving the clinically oriented digestive disease specialist through its emphasis on scholarly practice, teaching and research. The mission of the College is to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high quality, scientifically sound, humanistic, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients. For more information, visit

About the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) is a professional organization of more than 8,500 nurses and associates dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. SGNA carries out its mission by advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration, and by promoting the professional development of its members in an atmosphere of mutual support. For more information, visit

    Media Contacts:

    Anne Brownsey
    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    (630) 570-5635

    Aimee Frank
    AGA Institute
    (301) 941-2620

    Anne-Louise Oliphant
    American College of Gastroenterology
    (301) 263-9000

    Jennifer Kasowicz
    Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
    (800) 245-7462

SOURCE American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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