Great article. I work in an outpatient endo center too. Only physicians do the procedures where I work. CRNAs give propofol for sedation and it works soooo much better than the old versed/fentanyl sedation. The only difference I see is that we don't use room air for inflation. We use CO2 which almost totally prevents the "toots" afterwards. The CO2 mostly reabsorbs in the system and the patient is much more comfortable post-procedure.
In my 2 years in a GI center, I've seen 3. One only had a small portion of colon, one claimed he had no pain or discomfort, the other said it was very uncomfortable at times and he nearly had us stop and sedate him. Why do you ask?
No no no! It is not even in the same category. Insist on a colonoscopy...and not a Cologuard either! I wonder how out of touch your physician is about other medical conditions. I can't even count how many times in my 2 years assisting with colonoscopies that I've seen colon cancer in ppl age 70+ who just never could see the need for one. People are so afraid of the prep and my thought on that is always, do you think chemo-radiation-surgery-colostomy wouldn't be scary?
Thought I'd chime in here about change. I spent 30 years working in the same hospital with 27 of it as an LPN before I went back to school and became an RN. The past few years a lot of things changed in the hospital and I found myself unable to get off the unit I worked on. I finally bit the bullet and applied for a job in another town. I now work in an outpatient endoscopy center. What a huge adjustment with going from knowing pretty much everything about the unit I was on to working in GI which was never something I had done much of. I was scared to death but after >6 months at my new job, I totally love it! It was a great move (plus having weekends and holidays off is something I'd never experienced). Good luck to you Davey Do in whatever you decide but just know change can be just the thing you need.
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