Practice for undertaking and documenting clinical observations varies between organisations. JAG does not give guidance on the frequency of documentation of clinical observations during and after endoscopic procedures but expects that patients receiving sedation will have vital signs continually monitored in line with Safe Sedation Practice for Healthcare Procedures. This guidance has been produced by The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges with input from the British Society of Gatroenterology (BSG).
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- Can endoscopists perform less than 100 upper GI endoscopies per year?
- Do endoscopy services need to audit the comfort levels of all patients, or only patients that have been sedated?
- Does JAG have any guidance on general anaesthetic?
- Does JAG have any guidance on safe sedation and best practice for the frequency of documenting clinical observations?
- How does JAG assess processes for sending histology reports to GPs?
- Is it a requirement for blood pressure to be checked before an endoscopy procedure?
- Is it appropriate for services to send oral bowel preparation and enemas to patients through the post?
- Should we be using disposable or reusable valves?
- What are JAG's requirements for CO2 monitoring?
- What is recommended best practice regarding HCG pregnancy testing in individuals of child bearing age attending for colonoscopy?