of entire colon including Ileum.
-Done to look for polyps, cancer, screening
test preventatives, over 50 yrs of age, used for other GI problems to find causes.
-Takes 20-30 min.
-Explain procedure, get written, informed
-Clear liquids day prior
-8oz water q2h
-Colyte Prep usually given inpatient
-3 Fleets pills, Fleets Phophosoda if outpatient
-Usually done locally, under conscious
-IV with Demerol for analgesia & Valium
or Versed for relaxation
-O2 via nasal cannula
-Patient is on their left side
-Scope is inserted from rectum to ileum
-pictures taken, air introduced, biopsies performed
-Monitor VS q15 min. (or per protocol)
-Check for bleeding & complaints of
abdominal pain which may be related to bowel perforation (if occurs would need to go to surgery)