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Urgent Message to all Nurse Endoscopists

Friday, 22 January 2010 10:20

The issue of administering controlled drugs during colonoscopy by nurse endoscopists has recently been highlighted by the RCN. An investigation into the practice of obtaining a medical signature after administration of a controlled drug is currently under review and will result in disciplinary action. This is an illegal act and will therefore be dealt with accordingly. All nurse endoscopists must obtain a documented prescription prior to administering a controlled drug at any time during a colonoscopy procedure.

Further information may be found on the National Prescribing Centre's website:

Gastrointestinal Nursing

Saturday, 14 March 2009 22:43

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