The endoscopy units over the various ULHT sites carry out over 16,000 out-patient and inpatients procedures a year. The procedures carried out within the Trust are:
•Oesophago-gastric duodenoscopy (OGD)
•Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (FOS)
•TOE (TransOesophageal Echocardiogram)
Endoscopy is a diagnostic test performed using a camera within a thin scope. The procedure aids the clinical management of patients under the care of consultants and GP’s.
LOCATION: Situated on Level 1 of the Hospital
This one day placement will provide the student with an overview of the Endoscopy Department, and associated roles. Tasks and observations will vary depending on the day but they may include:
•Assist in admission of patients prior to procedures
•Gain an overview of the patient pathway from admission to recovery
•Insight into respiratory procedures - Assisting a nurse in Bronchoscopies
•Work along supervisor to spend time in a mixed GI list (with the patients and consultants consent) observing several cases to get an insight into the procedures....
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