1. Beitler, Donna M. RN, CGRN

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Gastrointestinal endoscopy is an expanding field with an increased number of complex therapeutic procedures. Both the procedures as well as the patients are becoming more critical in nature. More therapies are being performed endoscopically without anesthesia support available. This presentation will review the levels of sedation, with emphasis on moderate/procedural sedation and emphasizing the nature of sedation as a continuum. Identification of the high risk patient will be discussed as well as methods to achieve sedation goals for these patients. In addition, review of sedation drugs and reversal agents will be discussed as well as monitoring strategies for these patients. Specific drug combinations will also be highlighted.


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We are pleased to present the Abstracts from the SGNA's 32nd Annual Course: Passion for GI Nursing: Pass It On!! The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. In keeping with the tradition of the Annual Course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.