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January 2020
Colonoscopy is the examination of the entire large bowel using a colonoscope: a camera in a flexible tube.

This clinical care standard describes the care that should be received by adults undergoing colonoscopy for screening, diagnosis, surveillance or treatment. It covers the period from referral through to discharge, including planning for follow-up care.

Main sections:

• Colonoscopy clinical care standard

• About the clinical care standards

• Using the clinical care standard

• Quality statement 1 – Initial assessment and referral

• Quality statement 2 – Appropriate and timely colonoscopy

• Quality statement 3 – Informed decision making and consent

• Quality statement 4 – Bowel preparation

• Quality statement 5 – Sedation

• Quality statement 6 – Clinicians

• Quality statement 7 – Procedure

• Quality statement 8 – Discharge

• Quality statement 9 – Reporting and follow-up
Access Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard

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