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Capnography and Sedation Practice

Although capnography has historically been used mostly by anaesthetists, it is becoming more common in different clinical settings being used by nurses, paramedics and doctors non anaesthetists in emergency departments, interventional rooms and recovery departments. The different levels of sedation Minimal Sedation (Anxiolysis) is a drug-induced state during which patients respond normally to verbal commands. Although…

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

Titration to effect

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 7. Assessment and Preparation of Patients for Sedation

Patient assessment

In this episode Andreia Trigo, Martin Lees and Craig Cook talk about Assessing and Preparing Patients for Sedation. The truth is that inadequate pre-assessment is still a recurring factor in sedation-related adverse events and poor outcomes, for all specialties. So we want to talk about it, and reflect on why it is so important to…

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

https://anchor.fm/s/3944de6c/podcast/play/27547805/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fstaging%2F2021-10-10%2F9c66c3be5e30bf9e8c622afc2e0d82df.m4aIn 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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