GI Lab nurses work with the GI (gastrointestinal) unit in a medical institution.
Assist with what the hospital or medical institution provides such as colonoscopies, EGDs, Flexible Sigmoidoscopies, Banding, Sclerotherapy, Electrical Coagulation Therapy, PEG placement, Bronchoscopies, Perc Trach’s, and ERCPs.
They also do usual RN duties like admitting patients, nursing assessment, and starting IVs. They will also administer medication.
May also have post-op duties (taking care of patient as they come out of anesthesia, follow-up call the day after, etc.)