Opposite of sedating
Because of these additive effects, these medications taken with other sedatives or alcohol (also a sedative hypnotic drug) may increase chances for accidental death.
In general, most of the medications that induce sedation may alter breathing and cardiac stability.
Patients receiving conscious sedation are cooperative, have stable vital signs (pulse, respiratory rate, and temperature), shorter recovery room convalescence, and lower risk of developing drug-induced complications.
Unconscious sedation is a controlled state of anesthesia, characterized by partial or complete loss of protective nerve reflexes, including the ability to independently breathe and respond to commands.
Newer forms of diazepam (Dizac) are chemically improved to lower the possibility of vein irritation.
An IV access line is set in place for fluid replacement and injection of medications.In patients with preexisting lung and/or heart disease, these medications should be monitored closely or not prescribed.The future of anesthetic care involves the simultaneous administration of several drugs including IV medications and inhaled anesthetics.The patient is unable to cooperate, has labile (fluctuating) vital signs, prolonged recovery room convalescence, and higher risk of anesthetic complications.
Usually procedures for conscious sedation do not require preoperative or pre-testing orders.
Patients receiving conscious sedation are capable of rational responses, and they are able to maintain their airway for ventilation.