Documentation of Findings

The cornerstone of documentation is the written endoscopy report. Images documenting abnormal findings and even normal findings in selected cases are a desirable adjunct to the written report.

Image documentation. Selected images can be printed out on a video printer. Documentation on videotape can provide a complete record of the examination procedure and findings, but videotapes can be costly to archive. A standard written report that gives a brief description of all inspected areas, including normal findings, is unsurpassed for its reproducibility and its value as a baseline for future examinations.

Guidelines for endoscopic reporting are provided on page 182 ff.

Table 1.5 Emergency equipment

Suction apparatus

Oxygen

Intubation set

Ventilation bag

Defibrillator

Pulse oximeter

ECG monitor

Sphygmomanometer

Indwelling venous cannula

Sengstaken tube

Sclerosant

Table 1.6 Emergency

Atropine

Epinephrine

Flumazenil

Lidocaine

Naloxone

Theophylline

Prednisolone

Nitro spray

Nifedipine

Clemastine

Infusion solutions medications (selection)

Atropine, 0.5-mg ampules Suprarenin, 1-mL ampules 1:1000 Anexate, 0.5-mg ampules Xylocaine, 0.5% 5 mL Narcanti, 0.4-mg ampules Euphyllin, 240-mg ampules Solu-Decortin, 250-mg ampules Nitrolingual Spray Adalat capsules Tavegil, 2-mg ampules

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