What are other G.I. units using for pain scales after a colonoscopy/gastroscopy? Visual Analog Scale, Numerical Rating Scale, etc.? Do you use a bloating scale also? And how is that set-up? Same as pain scale?
What positioning do you use post colonoscopy for passing flatus? Left, right, supine, prone or any position the pt's. wants to be in? And where is it stated in the literature about what position is best. I've been unable to substantiate why our facility positions the pt. on the left side. Lit. searches and review of textbooks has not given us any answers. Any help would be appreciated!