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.
- Q What is an anesthetic?
- Q How do I use intranasal lidocaine?
- Q How will I be monitored during sedation analgesia (conscious sedation)?
- Q How is conscious sedation administered?
- Q What are the risks and side effects of an epidural?
- Q What should I expect after receiving conscious sedation?