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 […]
Airway Assessment: How do You Know it’s Safe to Sedate? Airway assessment is one of the most important assessments prior to sedation. But there are so many factors affecting airway, that one simple test is not enough to guarantee safety. At SedateUK we talk about the mnemonic LEMON, a simple way of remembering all the aspects […]
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 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 […]
When it comes to monitoring a patient receiving sedation, there is no doubt that the most important monitoring is the professional, able to look at the patient and the other devices, able to interpret data, make clinical decision and act on them. And when it comes to using devices and gadgets to help us with […]
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 […]
Have you heard about capnography? This is an important part of what we teach in the Safe Sedation Course. Most nurses are not aware of the importance of capnography. In the video below I explain a few simple steps to help you interpret a capnography trace. To learn more, join one of our training days. […]
As a nurse, I care for patients under sedation. What are my responsibilities? As a nurse, you may be working in several departments where patients receive sedation: theatres, cath lab, endoscopy, radiology, ED, intensive care, dentistry, fertility, amongst others. You may be the one administering sedation or just the one monitoring the patient. So what […]
How do you implement change after attending the Safe Sedation Course? We spoke to Anthea Tween and learned about the amazing work that she is doing at CARE Tunbridge Wells, improving patient care and experience during their fertility treatment.