The nurse who specializes in performing endoscopy procedures is known as a gastroenterologist nurse.
The nurse is prepared to perform ambulatory and inpatient procedures.
Endoscopy procedures include: colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, and gastroduodenoscopy.
Endoscopy nurses must be able to perform specimen collection, prepare patients for surgery, administer sedation, and recognize and report complications.
Endoscopy nurses also apply aseptic techniques.
Aseptic technique is the practice of using a sterile procedure procedure technique when treating patients.
Sterile technique practices such as hand washing, wearing a surgical gown, mask, and gloves, as well as strict hand washing.