How will I be monitored during sedation analgesia (conscious sedation)?

Lisa Moment
Lisa Moment on behalf of Sigma Nursing

During conscious sedation your vital signs will be monitored closely and frequently. These vital signs include blood pressure, respirations, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. You will also be hooked up to a heart monitor so your heart rhythm can be watched.

A nurse or physician will also do frequent assessments to make sure you are not oversedated or undersedated.

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