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sedation

 [sĕ-da´shun]
1. the allaying of irritability or excitement, especially by administration of a sedative.
2. the state so induced.
conscious sedation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as administration of sedatives, monitoring of the patient's response, and provision of necessary physiological support during a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure.

conscious sedation

sedation during which the subject is kept from losing consciousness, and receives sufficient analgesia to allow the procedure for which sedation is essential to proceed.
Synonym(s): sedation analgesia

conscious sedation1

Now called moderate sedation.

conscious sedation2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as administration of sedatives, monitoring of the patient's response, and provision of necessary physiological support during a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
A minimally depressed level of consciousness induced by the administration of pharmacologic agents in which a patient retains the ability to independently and continuously maintain an open airway and a regular breathing pattern, and to respond appropriately and rationally to physical stimulation and verbal commands. Conscious sedation may be induced by parenteral or oral medications or combination thereof

conscious sedation

Moderate sedation Anesthesiology Minimally depressed consciousness in which a Pt retains the ability to independently and continuously maintain an open airway and a regular breathing pattern, and to respond appropriately and rationally to physical stimulation and verbal commands; CS may be induced by parenteral or oral medications or combination thereof. Cf General anesthesia.

con·scious se·da·tion

(kon'shŭs sĕ-dā'shŭn)
A medically controlled state of depressed consciousness in which airway patency, protective reflexes, and the ability to respond to stimulation or verbal commands are preserved.

con·scious se·da·tion

(kon'shŭs sĕ-dā'shŭn)
Sedation during which the subject is kept from losing consciousness and receives sufficient analgesia to allow the procedure for which sedation is essential to proceed.

conscious sedation,

n a state of sedation in which the patient remains aware of his or her person, surroundings, and conditions but without experiencing pain or anxiety.
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We have treated thousands of patients who came to Queensway feeling extremely anxious, so anxious in fact they couldn't undergo even the simplest of dental treatments without conscious sedation.
Propofol at conscious sedation doses produces mild analgesia to cold pressor-induced pain in healthy volunteers.
The fourteen cases of cleft lip repair in adult were carried out under local anaesthesia with conscious sedation so as to remove these patients from our long operation waiting lists.
Since 1993 our institution has offered distal ureteroscopy with conscious sedation for ureteric calculi treatment.
Patel also violated care standards in December 2013 when another patient under conscious sedation to have teeth extracted inhaled a piece of gauze called a ''throat pack'' designed to protect him from swallowing foreign objects, the commission found.
As a result of his pioneering primary care based research in paediatric conscious sedation, Paul has been involved with drawing up national guidance on conscious sedation, working with the Standing Dental Advisory Committee on Conscious Sedation producing guidelines.
In group A (n=50), patients were also provided conscious sedation using intravenous propofol infusion titrated to the desired effect.
Conscious sedation is more desirable than general anesthesia since pain serves as a warning to the endoscopist.
A retrospective cohort-matched comparison of conscious sedation versus general anesthesia for supratentorial glioma resection.
Conscious sedation is the term applied to the pharmacological modification of painful and frightening experiences during medical procedures.
Requirements to obtain the permit include that the dentist have a minimum of 75 hours of study including training in conscious sedation, with supervised experience providing conscious sedation to 20 or more patients.
The doctors wanted to learn if surgeries that used conscious sedation - in which patients are initially anesthetized but restored to consciousness during surgery on the brain itself - had outcomes different from those using more traditional general anesthesia.