Conscious sedation v. monitored anaesthersia care - 20years in the South African context

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dc.identifier.citation Stefanutto, T., & Ruttmann, T. (2006). Conscious sedation v. monitored anaesthesia care - 20 years in the South African context. South African Medical Journal, 96(12), 1252.
dc.description.abstract Sedation of patients for minor procedures is here to stay. However, it is the responsibility of every physician to be aware of the potential complications associated with the combination of drugs administered and to practise in an environment where no risks are taken and no procedures performed outside the circle of safety. Furthermore, as an anaesthetic service, monitored anaesthesia care (MAC) is clearly distinct from moderate sedation and it is important for patient safety that these differences are recognised and adhered to. In essence, all practitioners must observe the strict distinctions between sedation and MAC to prevent the drift into deeper sedation under inappropriate circumstances.
dc.source South African Medical Journal
dc.subject.other Conscious sedation
dc.subject.other Monitored anaesthesia care
dc.subject.other South Africa
dc.subject.other Risks
dc.subject.other Drug combinations
dc.subject.other Patient safety
dc.title Conscious sedation v. monitored anaesthersia care - 20years in the South African context
dc.type Article en_ZA 2016-01-12T09:24:03Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.publisher.department Anaesthesia
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