What is conscious sedation?

Lisa Moment
Lisa Moment on behalf of Sigma Nursing

Conscious sedation is a type of sedation used to help patients feel relaxed enough to get through a minor procedure, like a biopsy. It can also be used for somewhat lengthy imaging studies, like MRIs. The sedation is light enough that a patient can follow commands and answer questions even though they might not remember it. It is also light enough that the patient can protect their own airway.

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