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The Safe Sedation Podcast 8. Titration to Effect in Sedation Practice

In this episode, Andreia Trigo, Craig Cook and Martin Lees talk about Titration to Effect in sedation practice. Sedation involves the use of sedative drugs, administered either alone or in combination. When used following safe sedation guidelines these drugs can produce safe, reliable procedural sedation and patients can tolerate invasive or painful procedures. There are […]

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The Safe Sedation Podcast 5. The ASA Classification System in Sedation Practice

In this episode Andreia Trigo, Martin Lees and Craig Cook talk about: Today’s episode is sponsored by Medtronic Capnostream monitoring. In today’s episode we’re talking about the ASA Physical Classification System in sedation practice. We’re going to talk about what the ASA classification is, why does it matter in sedation practice, and the different levels. […]

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The Safe Sedation Podcast 4. The Shared Airway in Sedation Practice

In this episode Andreia Trigo, Martin Lees and Craig Cook talk about: Today’s episode is sponsored by Medtronic Capnostream monitoring. In today’s episode we’re talking about the shared airway in sedation practice. As more patients require less invasive procedures, performed under sedation, there is a specific challenge to consider in procedures where the airway is […]

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The Safe Sedation Podcast 1. Levels of Sedation

In this episode Andreia Trigo, Martin Lees and Craig Cook talk about: Definition of sedation Levels of sedation Skills and competencies Monitoring sedation Sedation scores Risk of respiratory compromise at each level Monitoring respiratory compromise with capnography The Capnostream35 monitor and the Microstream filterline sampling And we still answer two questions from our listeners! This […]

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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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