Interventional ERCP: techniques and nursing care

White, S.

Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing a Quarterly Publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation 8(1): 22-29


ISSN/ISBN: 0813-0531
PMID: 2091679
Document Number: 366118
As a diagnostic and interventional procedure endoscopic retrograde choledochopancreatography (ERCP) is growing in popularity. Interventional endoscopists can diagnose and treat problems of the hepatobiliary system and technology is expanding the scope of the technique. Increasingly nursing staff on surgical wards are required to provide care for patients undergoing ERCP. A sound understanding of the procedure and potential complications allows accurate nursing assessment and individualised planning to ensure the highest standard of care.

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