Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

Mouen Khashab, MD; Toshunia Robinson, MD; Anthony Kalloo, MD

Chapter 2: Role Of The Endoscopy Nurse (continued)

Libbie L. Monroe, BSN, RN, CGRN; Toshunia F. Robinson, RN, BSN

Nurse-administered sedation is integral to endoscopy practice. Historically, the nurse had more patient care responsibilities while working in the procedure rooms. It was not unusual for the nurse to assist the physician with the procedure, while at the same time administering sedation and monitoring vital signs. This is not a feasible practice anymore due to an increase in procedural complexity and the number of comorbid patients. Two nurses are frequently needed to work in therapeutic rooms, even when an anesthesia provider is caring for the patient. This practice is an absolute requirement…
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