Monitoring Equipment for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Somchai Amornyotin


 Patient monitoring is intended to decrease the risk of anesthesia-related complications. All patients receiv­ing anesthesia to facilitate gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures should have monitoring of cardiorespiratory parameters before, during and after the procedure. A wide range of monitoring equipment is available to support the use of anesthesia with gastrointestinal endoscopy. Endo­scopic patients undergoing sedation have their oxygen saturation, pulse and blood pressure monitored throughout the procedure. Additionally, several guidelines now recom­mend capnography monitoring as a standard for patients

 undergoing moderate to deep sedation in endoscopy. Electronic monitoring may detect early signs of patient distress and discomfort. Early detection of anesthesia-related adverse events could be done. However, electronic monitoring is an adjunct to continuous clinical assessment. It could not replace continuous clinical assessment. Ac­cording to anesthesia safety, this present short review aims to describe and highlight monitoring equipment for gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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