Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

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

Chapter 3: Intravenous Moderate Sedation Guidelines (continued)

Claudia Guilbeau-Brand, RN, MSN, CGRN

The delivery of health care in the field of gastroenterology has become more complex and diversified. The days of physician-administered sedation and a nurse and/or technician assisting with little or no patient monitoring are gone. Today, the registered nurse (RN) administers moderate sedation (previously referred to as conscious sedation) assisted by a plethora of monitoring devices. Most gastrointestinal (GI) units staff a physician, RN, and technician in the room. In some instances there are two nurses in attendance. The Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates, Inc (SGNA) has…