The nurse is instructing a patient before her scheduled upper GI endoscopy. The nurse should include which of the following?

A sedative will be administered before the procedure.
Do not eat or drink for 8 hours before the procedure.


• The patient should avoid eating and drinking for 8 hours before the endoscopy to ensure a clear view of the upper GI tract. Prior to the required fasting, a regular diet may be consumed

• Endoscopy is done under conscious sedation

• GI cleansers are for lower GI procedures

• A swallow and gag test must be performed before the patient can eat

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