Guidelines

Can sedation cause death?

Can sedation cause death?

Death may occur some time after inducing sedation, but it’s often unclear if the terminal illness or the sedative medication actually caused it. Because causing or hastening death isn’t the intent of palliative sedation, it cannot be equated with either euthanasia or PAS.

What can go wrong with IV sedation?

Nausea and vomiting: The effects of IV sedation on the brain and gastrointestinal system may induce nausea or vomiting. Certain patients are at a higher risk, such as those who are prone to motion sickness. Headaches: As sedation medications exit a patient’s system it can cause headaches.

Can you wake up during IV sedation?

With IV conscious sedation you are awake during your dental treatment but will feel no pain. During general anesthesia, you are completely asleep and cannot be aroused – not even by painful stimulation.

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Is IV sedation safer than general anesthesia?

A: Both General Anesthesia and IV Sedation Are Safe. General anesthesia and IV sedation are both very safe and effective. Here are some things to think about: Make sure that you will be completely monitored including O2 saturation, pulse, blood pressure, CO2 level in exhaled air, core temperature and EKG.

What are the risks in IV sedation?

Respiratory depression or hypoventilation. This is essentially when the body does not receive enough oxygen.

  • Nausea (feeling unwell or as though you might be sick).
  • Hypoxia,which is the medical term for there being not enough oxygen reaching the blood or bodily tissues.
  • Hyperactivity (inability to pay attention).
  • Unintentional loss of consciousness.
  • Does IV sedation put you completely to sleep?

    IV sedation is deeper than both nitrous gas sedation, which is inhaled, and oral sedation, which is swallowed in the form of a pill, but it does not put you fully to sleep in the way that general anesthesia does. What is the difference between a surgery with IV sedation and a more major surgery in a hospital setting?

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    Can you eat and drink before IV sedation?

    Your healthcare provider will talk to you about how to prepare for deep sedation. He may tell you not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours before deep sedation. You may be able to drink clear liquids up until 2 hours before deep sedation. Tell healthcare providers if you have any allergies, heart problems, or breathing problems.