Fast Five Quiz: Colonoscopy Bowel Prep

Sarah El-Nakeep, MD


June 16, 2023

As the criterion standard for detection of polyps and colorectal cancer, a colonoscopy safely and effectively enables visual inspection of the entire large bowel from the anal verge to the cecum. A range of colonoscopy bowel prep methods are available, and effective preparation is essential to reducing shifts in electrolytes and for proper visualization of the colon mucosa. Because of failure of adequate bowel preparation, 10%-20% of all colonoscopies are incomplete. Do you know colonoscopy bowel prep best practices, including key clinical considerations and instructions for patients? Test yourself with this brief quiz.


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