Patients admitted to the Southwest Endoscopy Center for endoscopic procedures must fulfill Colorado's criteria for admission.
Colorado Standards for Hospitals and Health Facilities Standard defining admission criteria for ambulatory surgery centers (6 CCR 1011-1, last amended 01/19/11, effective 03/02/11)
The physicians performing the procedure shall document in writing that the patient is in good health or that any pre-existing health conditions are adequately controlled, require no special management and are such that performance of the procedure in an ASC, rather than a hospital setting, does not pose an increased risk to the patient.
The following preclude admission to the Southwest Endoscopy Center:
-Failure to meet ASA NPO guidelines (no clear liquids within 2 hours of admission, no light meal within 6 hours of admission, no regular food within 8 hours of admission) -Age <18 years -Heart rate persistently >100 -Anticoagulated status (INR > 1.3) with potential need for endoscopic therapy (which includes polypectomy) -Weight >500 pounds -Cardiac pacemaker, automated implanted cardiac defibrillator (AICD), deep brain stimulator or other implanted electronic device -Pregnancy -Evidence of acute intoxication (alcohol, marijuana, prescription or nonprescription medication) -New atrial fibrillation (not previously identified and evaluated)