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

Safe Sedation for the Non-Anaesthetist

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Safe Sedation for the Non-Anaesthetist

Hakeem Yusuff et al. Clin Med (Lond). .
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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.


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Oxygen delivery devices with end-tidal CO2 monitoring. Reproduced with permission from

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