Define sedating


10-Nov-2020 12:43

The future of anesthetic care involves the simultaneous administration of several drugs including IV medications and inhaled anesthetics.An extensive survey of death in 100,000 cases published in 1988 revealed that death within seven days was 2.9 times greater when one or two anesthetic drugs were used than when using three or more medications.

The procedure for sedation is usually explained to the patient by an attending clinician.

In general, most of the medications that induce sedation may alter breathing and cardiac stability.

In patients with preexisting lung and/or heart disease, these medications should be monitored closely or not prescribed.

1974) and the RASS (Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale).

The American Society of Anesthesiologists defines the continuum of sedation as follows: In the United Kingdom, deep sedation is considered to be a part of the spectrum of general anesthesia, as opposed to conscious sedation.Airway obstruction, apnea and hypotension are not uncommon during sedation and require the presence of health professionals who are suitably trained to detect and manage these problems.