Concerning Endoscopy procedures with conscious sedation, is anyone doing routine pregnancy screening for menstruating women? Our primary concern is for those women in their first trimester receiving Versed, Fentanyl and Demerol. Any standards to reference that you know of would be appreciated.:
Dec 17, '01
When I worked at a hospital, using IVCS, we only screened when the woman was uncertain.
Now I work at an outpatient surgery center, using anesthesia sedation, and EVERY woman that still has her uterus gets screened! I'm not even kidding! They get a urine HCG even if their husbands have been fixed. The doctor is not even allowed to waive it. The anesthesiologist has the final say.
We get many angry women, unfortunately.
We also get some very surprised women once in a great while, with (+) HCG's.
Last edit by EndoRN on Dec 17, '01