The Central New York region of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (CNYSGNA) represents region no.37 of the national organization, located online at [http://www.sgna.org]. Our updated Bylaws can be found [here] [more]
The CNYSGNA board initiated a new online voting form for the election of the 2009 board members. Since then, CNYSGNA has eliminated the paper ballot and use the online form exclusively. Any members with questions, comments, or suggestions can contact a board member.[more]
Check our calendar for any upcoming events. [more]
The CNYSGNA sponsors a regional education program in both the spring and fall each year. See the calendar for dates, typically in March and October each year. [more]
The CNYSGNA provides various frequently used links, meeting minutes, documents and articles. [more]
The CNYSGNA distributes an e-newsletter to its members three times a year. [more]
CNYSGNA members can apply for a scholarship or educational grant for use to attend the SGNA Annual Course. [more]
FEBRUARY 19, 2015 - SPECIAL NOTICE from SGNA and the CDC: Recent media coverage about the bacterial infections caused by CRE, including a story shown on The Today Show and an article published in the Los Angeles Times, have increased public awareness of the UCLA bacteria outbreak from contaminated medical scopes which has been linked to two patient deaths.
The SGNA Infection Prevention Champions Program
The Infection Prevention Champions Program details a systematic approach to evaluate your unit, and then develop a clear plan for improvement. Your Infection Prevention Champion will partner with the nurse manager and appropriate infection prevention stakeholders to evaluate current practices and areas for improvement, guided with SGNA resources along the way. Learn more and apply at www.sgna.org/InfectionPrevention.
SGNA High-Level Disinfection Module
Infection prevention is an imperative part of GI/endoscopy nursing. The SGNA High-Level Disinfection Module interprets widely endorsed scientific theory into understandable, step-by-step guidelines. The fifth edition incorporates the most current practice documents pertinent to reprocessing. To order, visit www.sgna.org/Marketplace.