I was able to help the nurses by giving the patient their medication, taking their vital signs, placing leads, and talking to them to distract them from their stress of the procedure. I saw my nurses talk to the patients and families to keep them calm and reassure that they were going to be with them throughout the procedure and that was their way of helping them feel better and reduce their tension. What criteria were used to determine if the patient could be discharged home?
All the patients went home after one or two hours after the procedure was completed. The nurses immediately assess their vital signs and allow some time to awake them to assess their level of consciousness. One of the most important questions asked was if the patient had a designated driver and patient waited in the GI lab until family member arrived to picked them up and sign papers that they were responsible of driving them home. What discussions did you observe between the MD and the