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GI Endoscopy Unit Manual

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Please Note: These policies, procedures and protocols are provided for informational purposes only for the staff of John Dempsey Hospital.  The owner and authors assume no liability whatsoever in connection with the use of the information contained within.

The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice should be used for nursing procedures not found in the Nursing Practice or Unit Practice Manual’s. Procedures in the Nursing Practice Manual or Unit Practice Manuals supersede the Lippincott reference.


Scope of Services

Structure Standards

Clinical Protocol: Cardiovascular Monitoring in the Perioperative Phase
Clinical Protocol: Day of Procedure Care, Perioperative Care
Administrative Protocol: Department of Corrections (DOC) Patients in the JDH Perioperative Area: JDH Perioperative
Protocol: Discharge of Ambulatory Patients (Phase 2)
Clinical Protocol: Discharge of Inpatients (Phase 1)
Clinical Procedure: Documentation: Perioperative Electronic and Paper Back-Up
Clinical Protocol: Electrosurgical Unit (ESU) Safety
Protocol: GI Endoscopy - Procedural Assistance
Administrative Procedure: Implantable Devices
Protocol: Implanted Electronic Cardiac Devices: Perioperative Care of Patients with
Clinical Protocol: IV Catheters: Problem Insertion
Clinical Protocol: IV Catheter Removal: Perioperative Medical Assistant Role in
Protocol: Jewelry: Wearing of Jewelry and Body Piercings by Patients  During Operative and Invasive Procedures (Nursing Practice Manual)
Clinical Protocol: Latex Safe Environment: Perioperative Care
Administrative Procedure: Materials Management in the Perioperative Phase
  Form: Vendor Supplied Equipment Tracking Log
Clinical Procedure: Medication: Preparation and Maintenance on the Sterile Field
Clinical Protocol: Nausea and Vomiting: Perioperative Prevention and Management
Pain and Comfort Management - Perioperative Care
Administrative Procedure: Perioperative Electronic Medical Record Modification: SIS Superuser
Clinical Procedure: Preprocedure Confirmation Calls by Ancillary Staff
Radiation Safety: Perioperative Patients and Staff
Clinical Protocol: Respiratory Management in the Perioperative Phase
Administrative Procedure: Scheduling in the Perioperative Area
Clinical Protocol: Skin Care: Perioperative Care of the Patient at Risk for or with Skin Breakdown
Clinical Procedure: Specimen Care and Handling
Clinical Protocol: Thermoregulation and Prevention of Unplanned Perioperative Hypothermia
Administrative Procedure:

Visitors and Observers in the Perioperative Area

Attachment: Non Paid Student Procedure Guide

Attachment: Verification of School Health Records

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