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


• 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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