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    We usually do around 20- 25 pts a day. Lots of doubles (colon/egds) we also do bronchs and ercps. We have 6 rooms, but usually on run 5 of them. The fifth room is for bronchs and ercps. Room 6 is were we do ph/motility and cmg/emgs and cmg/lpps. Nurse wise, we have 5 nurses and 3 techs. One of the five nurses does charge. My gi docs and surgeons are opening a free standing surgical clinic (the hospital owns 50%) in a couple of months. Does anyone have any advice...........What is this going to do to our business? Thanks!

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    We do have to give abd pressure sometimes, depending on the difficulty of the case. A step stool in every room is a must! The height gives you a much better position. Good luck!

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    Thanks! The ERCP was cancelled because of the Kt level, but not by my gi doc. Due to the time of the day (we had a very busy schedule in my fluro room), the ERCP had to be moved to the OR because after 3pm we stop doing ERCPS in the dept. It was only then was the procedure cancelled. Had the procedure been earlier in the day the gi doc would have not cancelled. It would have been a battle, but I would not have sedated the pt. However, I think other nurses would have and that worries me. Thanks again! TWHATLEY

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    When do you think it is ok to refuse to sedate a pt? Or should you always just follow the physicians orders even if you feel lab values are not ok. ie Kt of 2.7. My hospital is 3.5 -5.0. thanks!



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