The Endoscopy area is comprised of six specialized procedure rooms. This area is staffed with RNs certified in ACLS and trained endoscopy/surgical technicians. Operational hours for Endoscopy are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday. Weekend and after hour emergency coverage is a provision of the Endoscopy Department.
Staffing for each procedure consists of at least one nurse and one endoscopy technician. Care for the patient in the Endoscopy setting is based on the Scope and Standards of Practice set by The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates.
Within Endoscopy some of the procedures provided include but are not limited to gastroscopies, colonoscopies, bronchoscopies, and ERCPs, averaging 720 procedures a month. The Endoscopy department also provides capsule endoscopy in addition to the BRAVO procedure as a diagnostic check for gastric reflux.