Sedative and Anaesthetic Agents Used in Endoscopy
- Anxiolytic (reduces anxiety)
- Amnestic (reduces memory of the procedure)
- Analgesic (takes away pain)
- Rapid onset of action
- Predictable sedative effects, in proportion to the dose
- Safe over a wide range of doses
- Water soluble and free of pain or irritation on injection
- Rapid recovery with no hangover
Are unconsciuos during IV sedation?
IV sedation is an alternative sedation that allows patients to be unconscious during procedures . Your doctor will combine the use of IV sedation along with a local anesthetic so you have little to no discomfort and will have no memory of the procedure.
Do you go under anesthesia for an endoscopy?
Endoscopy is most often performed under sedation from IV medications. 2 Patients often sleep during the procedure, but the sleep is quite light, and most people awaken shortly after the procedure is done. This type of sedation has sometimes been called “twilight sleep.” With some procedures, general anesthesia may also be given.
What does the patient do during an endoscopy?
During an upper endoscopy, an endoscope is easily passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus, allowing the doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. Similarly, endoscopes can be passed into the large intestine (colon) through the rectum to examine this area of the intestine.
Do Endo RN’s give anesthesia?
The simple answer to your question is yes, in many places Endo RN’s are administering anesthesia. The fact is that any time you give propofol IV push to a non-intubated patient, you are administering anesthesiia.
Can you remain conscious during IV sedation?
You remain conscious during conscious IV sedation. However, you may not remember much (or anything at all) about what went on because of two things: IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on
What is IV sedation?
IV sedation is an alternative sedation that allows patients to be unconscious during procedures. Your doctor will combine the use of IV sedation along with a local anesthetic so you have little to no discomfort and will have no memory of the procedure.
What are the side effects of conscious sedation?
Some common side effects of conscious sedation may last for a few hours after the procedure, including: drowsiness. feelings of heaviness or sluggishness. loss of memory of what happened during the procedure (amnesia) slow reflexes.
What is sedation and general anesthesia?
Sedation and general anesthesia are different levels in a spectrum of consciousness. A person is fully conscious at one end of the spectrum where there is no sedation, and totally unconscious with general anesthesia. In between, the patient experiences various levels of consciousness based on the medication dosage.