Registered nurse-administered sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedure
What is it about?
The registered nurse-administered sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) procedures has clinical consequences. Generally, moderate (conscious) sedation for these procedures has been offered by the registered nurses by using benzodiazepines and/or opioids.
Why is it important?
Sedation training courses including clinical skills and knowledge are necessary for the registered nurses to facilitate the patient safety and the successful procedure. However, appropriate patient selection and preparation, adequate monitoring and regular training as well as anesthesiologist consultation in high risk cases and procedures will ensure the use of sedation by registered nurses is a safe and effective technique in GIE procedure.
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