The goal of this continuing education program is to update and enhance nurses’ ability to care for patients pre-, intra- and postendoscopic procedures. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Explain the preparation and postprocedural care of a patient having an upper endoscopy and optical colonoscopy.
- List three complications that may occur after an endoscopy.
- State several ideas to facilitate screening the colon and rectum for cancer.