1. South, Kathy BSN, RN, CGRN

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Nurse-administered propofol continues to be a controversial topic in the endoscopy setting. The pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of propofol are discussed with the effects of the drug on the body systems. The importance of a nursing assessment continuously performed on the patient to correlate with the physician's assessment is emphasized and discussed. The type of patient and procedure typically to receive the medication will be identified. In addition, the nursing plan on caring for an individual receiving propofol will be covered, including drug dosages and the necessary interventions needed to maintain a good outcome. Evaluation of the sedation will be discussed for optimal patient outcomes. Finally, the sedation continuum will be presented along with the state of analgesia or sedation required for propofol administration.


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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.