Good Morning and I am sorry to hear of your bad experience.
Nurses in the USA may be trained in performing endscopies however I don't personally no any. The American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN) is the certification body for gastroenterology nursing, including those clinicians who specialize in endoscopy nursing. Although certification is typically not a job requirement for endscopy nursing jobs, certification demonstrates competency in the field to a certain extent. As with Drs. the endoscopy nurse can be really good or not so good with this procedure.
Personally, my own preference would be a GI Physician who has a great reputation but hey that is just me. In no way am I knocking nurses.
As far as your heart monitor, be assured that lots of things cause your monitor to beep and I am sure there was a monitor tech or nurse watching the monitor at a base station to define what was artifact verses what was a true arrhythmia problem with your monitor.
Good for you for holding out for the medicaiton. If I was wise I would have forewarned you that many people will feel nauseated from these meds and I always tell them up front at least 2-3 times that I must be premedicated with an antiemetic prior to any conscious sedation. I learned the hard way and that became one of my phobias until a really great Dr. told me about the premedication option.
To advise you re your question, "What can I do to be treated with honesty and respect?" Do your homework well, know who is going to perform your procedure ahead of time, do not sign the consent form until all your questions are answered, ask for what you need and if you are treated poorly, send the mail to the right address by contacting the department head and filing a concern.
The best part of it all is your results were normal.
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