When preparing a patient for colonoscopy the nurse should?
The following are the nursing interventions prior to colonoscopy:
- Secure an informed consent.
- Obtain a medical history of the patient.
- Provide information about the procedure.
- Ensure that the patient has complied with the bowel preparation.
- Establish an IV line.
- Provide reassurance.
How long does it take to wake up after a colonoscopy?
What Happens After the Exam? The entire procedure should take between 20 and 30 minutes. You’ll stay in a recovery room for about 30 minutes to an hour to wake up from the sedative. You may have cramping or pass gas, but these are normal.
What is the easiest colonoscopy prep to tolerate?
Fiber leaves a residue in the colon, so cutting back on beans, nuts or high-fiber foods can help make prep a little easier. When it’s time for a liquid diet, change it up a little. You probably won’t feel full drinking just water. You can have coffee, tea, clear broth, popsicles and gelatin.
What if I can’t finish my colon prep?
If you can’t finish the bowel prep, let the doctor’s office know. Better to cancel and reschedule the appointment than to have an incomplete colonoscopy because your colon wasn’t empty.
How can I clean out my bowels fast?
9 Natural Home Remedy Colon Cleanses
- Drink Water. It’s that simple.
- Sea Salt and Water. A salt water flush is also a known home colon cleanse remedy.
- Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Fruit and Vegetable Juice.
- Resistant Starches.
- Eating Fiber-Rich Foods.
How can I avoid nausea during colonoscopy prep?
Nausea. If you have trouble getting the prep down, antinausea medications may help. Dr. Cheney says that taking ondansetron (Zofran) an hour before the first laxative dose and every six to eight hours during the process is effective for most people.
Is it normal to throw up during colonoscopy prep?
You may experience nausea or vomiting. You may notice a small amount of rectal bleeding (less than a tablespoon). This can be expected if a biopsy was taken or if polyps were removed. You may not have a bowel movement for 48 hours after the procedure.
Is it okay to throw up during colonoscopy prep?
Side effects of some preps include nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, thirst, dizziness, and dehydration. If you feel nauseous or vomit, take a 30 minute break, rinse your mouth, and then continue drinking your prep.
Can I drink ginger ale during colonoscopy prep?
Clear liquids include: apple and white grape juice or other non-citrus juices without pulp, Gatorade, ginger ale, diet or regular 7-Up, Sprite or colas, Kool Aid, water, clear broth, Popsicles, hard candies without filling.
Do you have to take all your clothes off for a colonoscopy?
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and socks to keep you warm. Do not wear heavy or bulky sweaters. Avoid girdles, pantyhose, or tight-fitting garments. You will be required to change into a hospital gown for your procedure.
What if bowel movements are not clear before colonoscopy?
If you didn’t finish your prep or your bowel movements aren’t reduced to clear liquids, contact your doctor so that he or she can help you reschedule your procedure. There’s not really a way to know for sure whether your bowel prep is complete before having a colonoscopy.
What color Gatorade can I drink before a colonoscopy?
Allowed: Clear liquid is any liquid that you can see through. This includes water, clear broth or bouillon, black coffee or black tea (sugar is ok to add). Gatorade, PowerAde or vitamin water that is clear, yellow, orange or green are all OK.
What is the best drink to mix with MiraLAX?
64 ounces of any clear liquid that isn’t red, purple, or orange. You will need to mix this with the MiraLAX. Keep it at room temperature. A sports drink like Gatorade® or Powerade® is a good choice.
Can I have orange Gatorade before colonoscopy?
You can only drink clear liquids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. See the list of clear liquids in this packet. Avoid red, orange and purple colored Jell-O and Gatorade. This discolors your stool and interferes with the colonoscopy.
What flavor of Gatorade is best for colonoscopy prep?
You may add sugar or sweeteners to coffee or tea. Kool-Aid, Gatorade® and other similar carbonated or non-carbonated beverages are acceptable. Juices: Apple, white grape, strained lemonade, limeade and orange drink or any juice that you can see through and has no pulp is acceptable.