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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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Minimal sedation, opportunities for patients to cooperate in self-care, and daily trials for extubation have become the routine in the CRMC ICU.
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.1 This person should be able to assist the operator in case of an emergency.
The standard of care expected from midazolam premedication prior to surgery is "anxiolysis with minimal sedation or a Ramsay Score of 3, and a full GCS".
3.1 Minimal sedation (anxiolysis) is a drug-induced state during which patients respond normally to verbal commands.
This section stipulates that in accordance with Section 6.7 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." 68 Ill Adm Code 1300.370(a).
Many, however, were able to tolerate endoscopically assisted water perfusion esophageal manometry (EAM) with minimal sedation, reported Dr.
The new procedure developed by Cook MyoSite Inc, "theoretically would take about 10 minutes to do, it would be an outpatient procedure, minimal sedation and the patient could go home in about an hour," Pasricha added.
AAI greater than 60 indicated fully awake or minimal sedation and values between 60 to 41 were suggestive of moderate sedation.

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