Risks and complications of colonoscopy

  1. Can anyone tell me where to get nursing standards of care related to the role of the RNs in the room during colonoscopy (in the ones I have seen, in a small rural hospital, they were done in the OR; there was one RN doing conscious sedation and one scrubbed, assisting the surgeon, like any other OR procedure) but I am interrested in endo lab standard of care, as well.

    Also, is there a site that list the usual risks and complications of colonoscopy? Obvioulsy perforation of the colon would be one, but I wonder if there is a standardized list.

    Thank you for your assistance in pointing me in the right direction.
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