Conscious Sedation Guidelines

Sedation Solutions actively supports and encourages the adoption and propagation of appropriate guidelines to the medical and dental communities we serve.   We encourage all sedation practitioners to take note of the guidelines, read them, understand them, and set up their sedation practices accordingly. They give an enormous amount of information regarding safe sedation practice
including necessary qualifications and training requirements. A number of important guidelines exist in the UK and elsewhere.  Here we provide brief commentaries on some of the guidelines and links to them.  It must however be noted that guidelines only give guidance, not practical training.

UNITED KINGDOM

* NICE Guidelines 2010 On Procedural Sedation And Analgesia: 

These are an important step forward to ensure safe sedation practice, and also cover advanced sedation techniques which are becoming very popular in the UK.  It must be noted that the guidelines cover children and young people  

NICE Guidelines Sedation For Diagnostic And Therapeutic Procedures In children And Young People.

 

 

The latest version of the Scottish Guidelines has been published. See the link

 

Report of the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry, which creates a national standard for the use of conscious sedation in the delivery of dental care 

2015 Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care

 

USA

 

American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Sedation and Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiologists. Practice Guidelines for Sedation and Analgesia.

 

 

Guidelines for the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

Guidelines From The South African Society Of Anaesthetists (SASA)

 

2015 Guidelines for the safe use of procedural sedation and analgesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in adults  

2015 South African Society of Anaesthesiologists Sedation Guidelines

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Guidelines on Sedation and/or Analgesia for Diagnostic and Diagnostic and Interventional Medical, Dental or Surgical Procedures

 

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