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I always go to a post-procedure recovery room after colonoscopy

Posted by and they monitor my vital signs. SM on Tue, Aug 02 2022 at 11:17 PM CDT:

In Reply to: Since having a recovery room would be inconvenient/cut into profits, posted by they dump the burden of getting home still under anesthesia onto the patients. sm on Sat, Jul 30 2022 at 11:05 AM CDT:

They won't release me until anesthesia meds wear off, I can sit up, dress myself and have a drink and a snack. Usually 30 minutes to an hour afterwards, I'm released. They also want to know who will be with me when I get home.

I don't know of any facilities in my area that send home people still under sedation and expect them to take care of themselves the rest of the day. I also don't know of any facility that will release a colonoscopy patient to a random cab driver or an Uber driver. They could be sued for medical malpractice.

I just don't give any credence to your claim that facilities release people still under anesthesia to home. That is considered medical malpractice.

I don't think it's that people are totally incapacitated, but rather the after effects of sedation even when reversed can affect your reflexes, and the facility would be legally liable.

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