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WHAT IS CONSCIOUS SEDATION?
Conscious sedation (aka intravenous sedation, twilight anaesthesia) makes you relax and allays anxiety during your procedure. It is NOT a general anaesthetic. The aim is to keep you conscious and comfortable. You will be sufficiently awake to be able to converse with your surgeon throughout but you will usually have little, if any, recollection of events afterwards.
Sedative drugs are given as an injection in your hand or arm. The sedation technique used for your treatment needs to be administered by an anaesthetist. An anaesthetist is a medically qualified doctor who undertakes extensive postgraduate training in the field of anaesthetics and sedation. All our anaesthetists are Consultants with years of experience.
ADVANTAGES OF CONSCIOUS SEDATION
You will need someone to escort you after the Sedation procedure.
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PRE AND POST SEDATION INSTRUCTIONS
Before your Conscious Sedation you must tell us if you are:
- Undergoing treatment for a medical condition
- You must phone and inform the clinic if you develop a cold or chest problems or if there is any change to your health or medication.
For 24 hours after having conscious sedation you must:
- You must not Drive
- You must not take a bus or taxi or be unescorted home without a responsible adult.
- You must not be driven home as a passenger on a motorcycle or bicycle.
- Do not operate machinery (this also means cooking and making hot drinks).
- Do not make any important decisions (e.g. sign business or legal documents).
- Do not undertake any strenuous activity.
- Do not consume alcohol.
- You must not be responsible for children
FREQUENTLY ASKED CONSCIOUS SEDATION QUESTIONS
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