Who should administer sedation analgesia (conscious sedation)?

An anesthesiologist (a physician who has completed a residency in anesthesiology), or an anesthesia nurse working with a qualified physician may administer the sedation analgesia (conscious sedation), which induces a semi-conscious state that allows patients to be comfortable during certain surgical or medical procedures. You should know who will be providing your sedation analgesia, what their level of training is and who will be there to handle any situation during the procedure that might affect you.

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