Brenda F. Johnson has 25 years experience and works as a RN at Gi Lab.
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In the article “To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy”, the anatomy of the colon was discussed as well as the age/familial recommendations for getting a colonoscopy done. As of right now, a colonoscopy is the only way to directly visualize the inside of the colon and detect polyps at an early stage as well as other diseases. This article will talk about diseases of the colon, a good review for nurses to help treat and educate their patients. The article to follow this one will explore the different preps doctors prescribe to cleanse the colon before a colonoscopy.