Tolerability Matters

Nursing Education for HydroPrep Lavage Bowel Preparation

Colon HydroPrep Solutions (CHPS) was established in 2013 as a continuing education provider to offer nurses, hospitals, and endoscopy centers the best practice pathway for on-site integration of HydroPREP, a lavage bowel preparation method for colonoscopy. Lavage bowel preparation is a regulated procedure to wash out material from the walls of the bowel,  from rectum to cecum, with controlled bowel evacuation. HydroPREP combines one-time oral OTC laxatives with colonic lavage method for an integrative and effective approach to bowel cleansing. Differentiated from colonic irrigation* (colonic hydrotherapy) for health and wellness, lavage bowel preparation method acts in accordance with FDA Class II guidelines as a medical procedure intended for precolonoscopy cleansing. Therapeutic value and clinical success is demonstrated by Danbury Hospital, in Connecticut, and Barton Memorial Hospital, in California, with both facilities offering lavage bowel preparation method for colonoscopy. A tolerable approach leading to greater patient compliance, more successful exams, and better outcomes.

HydroPREP bowel cleansing combines mild laxatives plus a clear liquid ‘day before’ protocol, followed by colonic lavage procedural policy the morning of colonoscopy. HydroPREP safely and gently cleanses the large intestine with purified water and is administered by a registered nurse. The lavage instrumentation is a closed system (from anus to waste management) and uses one-time disposables for each patient. A nurse monitors the patient for tolerance and lavage indicators, and performs the procedure controlling pressure, water flow, evacuation management, temperature and duration to safely and effectively wash out the bowel. It’s safe for renal patients, and causes no disturbance in electrolytes.

HydroPREP can help patients that may have difficulty with traditional preps, such as bariatric patients, patients with immobility, elderly, and patients that undergo frequent colonoscopies. HydroPREP may also help solve common patient problems including history of prep intolerance and inadequate preps, while enhancing the overall colonoscopy experience.


Gastroenterologist Dan Norman, MD FACP FACG and Susan Frailey, BSN RN CGRN

Gastroenterologist Dan Norman, MD FACP FACG and Susan Frailey, BSN RN CGRN

HydroPREP On-Site Solution for Hospitals and Endoscopy Centers

Bring  HydroPREP to your accredited facility.

Nurses can earn CE’s by completing the HydroPrep on-line Training for Registered Nurses to learn HydroPrep method for lavage bowel preparation performance skills and procedural policy. Colon HydroPrep Solutions is provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider Number 15792. Certificate and training is for use in accredited medical facilities offering lavage bowel preparation method. Not for private business use by individual nurses.

HydroPREP training incorporates documents for facility accreditation requirements necessary for state and federal surveyors.  Procedural policy, nurse navigation policy, patient education forms, patient instruction form, patient consent, nursing documentation (computer format), performance evaluation are some of the templates used in training and available for customized use at your facility.

Integrate HydroPrep into your facility with your team members or collaborate with CHPS  for on-site Facility Integration and Department Procurement to assist with new service integration. We will be happy to help define your needs and goals to deliver clinical excellence on day one of “go-live”. Program Director: Susan Frailey, BSN RN CGRN.

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*as defined by Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual 100.7