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Sedation, analgesia and anaesthesia in the radiology department Second edition

Date: 2018

Sedation techniques, together with good analgesia and sympathetic, supportive patient management can improve the patients’ experience by minimising the negative effects of the intervention and optimising patient outcome.

Safe and effective analgesia and sedation should be delivered by an appropriately trained and credentialed team with good access to anaesthetics, pre-procedure assessment, sedation plan and checklist, with appropriate monitoring and availability of resuscitation equipment and reversal agents. This document provides a detailed overview of the issues and will assist departments in reviewing their policies and those responsible for commissioning healthcare to ensure that safe practices are in place.

This document is an update of the 2003 first edition which has now been withdrawn.