Preparation For Colonoscopy
To enable a thorough and safe examination, the colon will need to be completely cleansed at home by the use of laxatives and the drinking of a quantity of flavoured solution, which passes through without upsetting your body. Please refer to your preparation instructions for specific details of which preparation to use and when to take each dose. As you may need to use the bathroom during the night please be aware this represents a falls risk to you. Please take the necessary steps in your home to improve your safety.
Please make nursing and clinical staff aware of any allergies. If there is any chance you may be pregnant please let our staff know.
Consent For The Removal Of Polyps
It will not be possible to discuss the removal of your polyps with you at the time of examination, as you will be sedated. Therefore your consent for the removal of polyps will be obtained during the consent process with your treating Endoscopist. If you have any queries or reservations, please inform the admission sister or the treating Endoscopist.
Sedation and Anaesthetics
If you would like to know more information about sedation and the agents used in our procedures, please visit the following websites: Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)