Advanced Digestive Endoscopy: Practice and Safety by Peter B. Cotton

By Peter B. Cotton

Crucial new identify within the complicated Digestive Endoscopy seriesAdvanced Digestive Endoscopy: perform & protection offers a pragmatic handbook on how one can practice recommendations effectively and successfully so that it will maximise price, and to lessen hazards. essentially dependent, it covers education, endoscopy and imaging gear, an infection regulate, sufferer training and tracking, problems and the way to prevent and care for them. increasing at the content material of Peter Cotton’s best-selling sensible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, this instructive quantity includes info and instructions on all elements of the perform of endoscopy, and is a perfect better half for either the trainee and the skilled endoscopist.Key gains include:Written through the top foreign names in endoscopy textual content has been expertly edited via Peter Cotton right into a succinct and instructive structure awarded in brief paragraphs established with headings, subheadings and bullet issues Richly illustrated all through with full-color photos

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However, to date, neither pulse oximetry nor supplemental oxygen has been shown to decrease the incidence or severity of cardiopulmonary complications. It is important to point out that pulse oximetry does not detect alveolar hypoventilation, which is measured by hypercapnea or a rise in arterial carbon dioxide pressure [4–6]. Although oxygen administration may prevent hypoxemia and its deleterious effects, it will not detect the development of hypercapnea. Deleterious consequences of alveolar hypoventilation include myocardial depression, acidosis, intracranial hypertension, narcosis, and arterial hypertension or hypotension.

In addition to accreditation, AECs require medicare certification, which may be presumptively granted in so-called ‘Deemed Status’ when accreditation is received by one of these two organizations. Most hospital and inpatient facilities are accredited as part of their institutional accreditation process with the JCAHO. Elements of an accreditation survey are spread across the spectrum of all administrative and practice functions of a facility. Accreditation therefore requires active attention from all administrative partners in the endoscopy suite, including the medical director, the nursing director, and the business manager.

Qxd 44 23/01/2008 01:44 PM Page 44 CHAPTER 4 Distal tip Bending section Boot Control section Connector section Insertion tube Stiffness control ring Fig. 1 Flexible endoscopes are composed of three sections: the control section, the insertion tube, and the connector section. Particular features of any given endoscope are modified to best accomplish the intended use. The instrument depicted here is a variable stiffness colonoscope, equipped with a stiffness control apparatus. g. colonoscope vs. duodenoscope).

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