The pre- and postprocedure assessment of patients undergoing sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A thorough and efficient pre-procedure evaluation of the patient's readiness to undergo sedation for endoscopy is essential. This evaluation will allow the formulation of an appropriate sedation plan for the patient, resulting in a safe and effective examination. The post procedure assessment of the patient confirms readiness for discharge and allows for appropriate patient education and follow-up planning.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mitty, RD; Wild, DM

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 627 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 18922403

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1052-5157

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.giec.2008.06.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States