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BasicsAdministration of agents with or without analgesia to induce a state that allows diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to be performed successfully without significant pain and/or anxiety while maintaining cardiorespiratory function.
- Obtain consent
- Breathing masks, bag-valve ventilation device, oropharyngeal and nasal airways, laryngoscopes, endotracheal tubes, and stylets appropriate for size of patient
- Defibrillator/automated external defibrillator
- Emergency cart with all available medications if resuscitation needed
- Flumazenil and naloxone
- Apply cardiorespiratory monitor, pulse oximeter, and BP monitor
- Gather medicines that will be used in procedure, label (preferably color-coded) syringes, and place at bedside.
- Apply oxygen delivery device (cannula or mask) and keep oxygen saturation >95%.
- Can be administered by various means
- Administer local or regional anesthesia if applicable.
- Perform the procedure.
- Closely observe and monitor patient during entire course of procedure as well as the recovery period afterward.
- Monitor patient until awake, alert, and back to baseline function.