[Online tool to prepare patient for colonoscopy; development and implementation of a patient-education app]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 162, 0, (2018), article D1712
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectRadboudumc 0: Other Research RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
Optimal patient education prior to colonoscopy is essential for an optimal outcome of the procedure. Patients benefit from adequate information regarding laxatives, risks and alternatives, and must provide informed consent. The endoscopist also has to have access to patient data in advance of the procedure in order to carry out an adequate risk assessment for the use of sedation. Most centres in the Netherlands usually make use of a pre-endoscopy consultation to exchange this information, but here is now pressure on this practice because the number of colonoscopies is increasing rapidly as a result of the introduction of the national screening programme for colorectal cancer.
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