Endoscopist-Directed Propofol

Douglas Rex

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Abstract

Endoscopist-directed propofol (EDP) refers to delivery of propofol for endoscopic sedation under the direction of an endoscopist without any involvement of an anesthesia specialist (anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist). EDP has been proven to be safe and is also cost-effective compared with the anesthetist delivered sedation for endoscopy. EDP has been endorsed by US gastroenterology societies as an appropriate paradigm for clinical practice. EDP has proliferated in Switzerland and Germany, but its expansion in the United States has been limited by financial disincentives, concerns about medical-legal risk for endoscopists, and regulatory obstacles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-492
Number of pages8
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • Endoscopist-directed propofol
  • Nurse administered propofol sedation
  • Propofol
  • Sedation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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