sedation

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sedation

1. a state of calm or reduced nervous activity
2. the administration of a sedative

sedation

[si′dā·shən]
(medicine)
A state of lessened activity.
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When the operator is also performing the sedation, an additional trained person should be dedicated to monitoring the patient and ensuring that the sedation does not progress beyond minimal sedation.
31) For depth of sedation, minimal sedation (score = 1) was characterized by the ability to stand but with a stooped or broad-based stance, with closed eyes, or with fluffed or ruffled feathers.
1 Minimal sedation (anxiolysis) is a drug-induced state during which patients respond normally to verbal commands.
7 of the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act (210 ILCS 5), "nothing in that Act precludes a registered nurse from administering medications for the delivery of local or minimal sedation ordered by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, podiatrist or dentist.

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