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Anaesthesia

Updated 08 January 2018

What is conscious sedation?

This is a very light form of anaesthesia where the patient does not even lose consciousness and is used for procedures such as gastroscopies.

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Conscious sedation is a very light form of anaesthesia where the patient does not even lose consciousness. It is used for procedures such as gastroscopies. Sedative drugs are used in very low doses so that the patient is rendered free of any anxiety and discomfort, but can communicate verbally throughout the procedure.

 

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