moderate sedation


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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

moderate sedation

A medically controlled depressed state of consciousness in which patients can maintain an open airway and protective airway reflexes; respond appropriately when stimulated physically or verbally; and spontaneously maintain a stable heart rate and blood pressure.
See also: sedation
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Still, for the moderate sedation videos analyzed in this study, the most negative scores for motion and crying were uncommon; there were in-between behaviors that were scored as 2 or 3 on the Houpt scale.
* refers to the use of moderate sedation and analgesia, and deep sedation and analgesia, in order to facilitate diagnostic or therapeutic procedures
Food and Drug Administration approval in April, is a bronchoscopic procedure routinely performed under moderate sedation with patients typically returning home the same day.
It has been shown to be an effective agent for mild to moderate sedation in the intensive care setting and it reduces the need for opioids without compromising patient comfort.
Moderate sedation is routinely used in this age group.
Pediatric dentists usually manage minimal or moderate sedation themselves, mainly using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and/or an oral sedative.
For such patients, traditional patient management approaches fail, and it is common to have mild to moderate sedation approaches fail.
* Moderate sedation. "Most of you who work in children's hospitals know that physicians there have not been paid often for doing procedural sedation unless you're an anesthesiologist," said Dr.
We were cited for not documenting training for moderate sedation for contractor personnel, a small oversight that we have fixed.
Moderate sedation commonly is used for procedures that use an optical instrument called an endoscope for viewing inside the body.
Sedation on EBUS was performed either under general anaesthesia or a pulmonologist in moderate sedation.
Most birds had mild to moderate sedation. Additional studies are needed to evaluate the pharmacodynamics of these doses of concentrated buprenorphine in red-tailed hawks.

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