Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Health Services Research & Development

Go to the ORD website
Go to the QUERI website

Spotlight on Evidence Synthesis Program

ESP Report: Colonoscopy Outcomes by Duration of NPO Status Prior to Colonoscopy with Moderate or Deep Sedation

by Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE, AGAF ; Mark Helfand, MD, MS, MPH ; Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH ; Art Wallace, MD, PhD
Seminar date: 9/21/2015

Description: We will review the evidence on the relationship between timing of NPO and the incidence of aspiration and other anesthesia-related harms during elective colonoscopy and the evidence on the benefits and harms of variable timing of NPO status on colonoscopy outcomes including colonoscopy quality measures, resource use, and patient satisfaction. Intended audience: Gastroenterology providers, Anesthesiology providers.

We're sorry - this video format is no longer supported. You may still download the resources below.

DOWNLOAD: Request PDF Handout | Audio only (mp3) | transcript

Questions about the HSR&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.