What is Colon Lavage?
Colon Lavage – when used as pre-colonoscopy bowel cleansing – follows a specific protocol. It combines mild laxatives plus a clear liquid ‘day before’ protocol, followed by the lavage procedure the morning of colonoscopy.
Colon Lavage safely and gently cleanses the large intestine with purified water and is administered by a registered nurse following standardized operating and governing regulations. A nurse monitors the patient and the procedure is performed. Parameters such as pressure, water flow, evacuation management, temperature and duration are monitored to safely and effectively wash out the bowel.
The lavage instrumentation is a closed system (from anus to waste management) and uses one-time disposables for each patient.
It is safe for renal patients, and causes no disturbance in electrolytes.
- Colon Lavage Prep Instructions for Colonoscopy Patients
- Colon Lavage Prep Instructions for Elective Colon Health
Why Colon Lavage?
Colon Lavage can help solve common patient problems including prep intolerance and inadequate preps, while offering a safe, effective and more tolerable bowel prep for colonoscopy to enhance the overall colonoscopy experience.
Patients are more hydrated and better rested.
Colon lavage is gentle on the body, leading to greater patient compliance, more successful exams, and better outcomes.
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