WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF SEDATION ?
HOW DOES SEDATION WORK?
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF SEDATION?
Light sedation is typically very low risk . However, if you are given more significant amounts of the medication for deep sedation, you may experience difficulty breathing and a range of minor adverse reactions. Severe complications are infrequent if your sedationist is adequately trained and appraised. During the entirety of the sedation, a healthcare professional will be monitoring your condition. As with any medical procedure, there are specific risks, and it is sensible to ask your sedationists to explain this to you to be able to sign consent sensibly.
Providers have special equipment to help you with your breathing if needed. However, only qualified and trained health professionals should ever provide sedation, and SOSPOSA practitioners can fulfil these objectives with superior ability and safety.
HOW DOES SEDATION AND ANALGESIA WORK TO RELIEVE PAIN?
An intravenous (IV) line is typically inserted into a vein to administer sedatives and painkillers. Depending on the surgery, the level of sedation can range from minor (you will feel tired but will be able to talk) to deep (you will not remember the treatment). Because of Procedural/moderate or profound /Deep sedation, your memory loss is an effect of analgesia and sedation. Even with the deepest level of sedation, you will not be as profoundly asleep as you would be under general anaesthesia. This is a significant factor in the better safety factor inherent in sedation versus anaesthesia.
In fact, even with deep sedation, you will not be anaesthetized, unlike when you receive general anaesthesia.
Typically the patient is lying in bed, with a drip and monitoring like a pulse oximeter and blood pressure monitor running. Sedation medication can be administered in small doses or with infusion pumps.