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Medtronic team meeting: good collaborations making a difference in patient care

Today I had the pleasure of joining the Medtronic team meeting and collaborate on tackling respiratory compromise which still affects so many patients in hospital, being responsible for higher (and preventable) morbidity, mortality and associated costs. Education of nurses and doctors in sedation, drugs, capnography etc is crucial. As a nurse I’ve seen first hand […]

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Sedation Nurse Audit at Care Fertility Tunbridge Wells

Sedation Nurse Audit at Care Fertility Tunbridge Wells Care Fertility Tunbridge Wells have been at the forefront of developing the role of nurse sedationist for fertility procedures. Several members of the team have undergone the Safe Sedation Course with SedateUK and went on a mission of implementing best practice. In this audit they investigated the […]

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Sedation: The Patient Journey

Sedation: The Patient Journey Sedation is a continuum that ranges from a state of full awareness to complete anaesthesia. It is a medication induced state, where we never know how a certain patient will respond. Professionals need to be skilled enough to: identify patients that are suitable for sedation, choose the right medication and monitoring […]

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Assessing the Level of Consciousness in Sedated Patients

Assessing the Level of Consciousness in Sedated Patients A number of scales are available for the assessment of the level of consciousness in patients undergoing procedural sedation. However, these do not accurately reflect the spectrum of depth of sedation observed in clinical practice. To address these problems we have developed a novel tool entitled Alertness […]

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Capnography Outside The Operating Room

Capnography Outside The Operating Room Capnography has been part of standard monitoring when patients are under general anaesthetic in the operating room and has been mostly used by anaesthetists. But outside that environment, where anaesthetists don’t go often and nurses are usually in charge of administering drugs that affect consciousness and breathing, capnography hasn’t been used […]

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An Easy Mnemonic For Airway Assessment

If you are a professional caring for patient under sedation, you understand the challenge of making sure your patient is safe, and you’re able to prevent complications and act in case these occur. The airway is one of the most important aspects in sedation practice. How do you assess your patients’ airway? The truth is […]

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