Sedation/analgesia is a mode of anaesthesia which facilitates an uncomfortable or painful procedure, such as gastrointestinal endoscopy, in a rousable and cooperative patient. The objective of the study was to assess the practice trends for administering sedation analgesia in non operative locations in Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi by anaesthetists. It was a descriptive study which retrospective reviewed anaesthesia records. A total of 41 ASA I-IV cases were reviewed. Non invasive cardiorespiratory monitoring and clinical sedation monitoring were applied. Intravenous Propofol infusion and midazolam boluses were used, singly or in combination with fentanyl boluses. All our patients recovered uneventfully within 5 minutes of the end of procedure. The practice trends for drug regimens are similar to those reported in recent literature. However we need to provide BIS monitoring, target controlled and patient maintained sedation to enhance patient and operator comfort.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2008). Sedation-analgesia in non operative locations: practice trends of anaesthetists. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 58(2), 84-5.
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