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: