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Clin Med (Lond). 2016 Apr;16(2):161-3. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.16-2-161.

Safe sedation for the non-anaesthetist.

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1
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Health Education North West, Manchester, UK.
2
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
3
Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK stephen.webb@nhs.net.

Abstract

Sedation has become an essential part of many invasive medical procedures. However, over the years, there have been concerns about the safety of sedation techniques. Various combinations of drug-based and non-drug-based approaches are used for procedural sedation depending on patient factors and the anticipated discomfort associated with each procedure. The common denominator for successful practice for a sedationist is knowledge, adequate training and a mechanism for revalidation.

KEYWORDS:

Sedation; capnography; monitoring; training

PMID:
27037386
DOI:
10.7861/clinmedicine.16-2-161
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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