1. Ratanalert, Siriporn RN
  2. Soontrapornchai, Parinya MD
  3. Ovartlarnporn, Bancha MD


The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative education on patient satisfaction and cooperation during an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure. Risk reduction was also studied in terms of decreased meperidine administration. Subjects were preoperatively educated by the endoscopy nurse regarding the ERCP procedure and how to communicate with the nurse during the procedure. Forty-five patients with a mean age of 58 years participated in the study. Effective patient cooperation was achieved. All subjects were satisfied with the educational process and the ERCP team. These findings suggest preoperative education is a cost-effective intervention in enhance patient cooperation and patient satisfaction for patients undergoing ERCP.