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Procedure sedation

At our pain medicine clinic, we offer procedural sedation to ensure your comfort during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Our experienced medical professionals will work closely with you to determine the appropriate level of sedation required for your circumstances. We are committed to ensuring that your experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Procedural sedation

Sedation for Pain Procedures: Information Sheet

Purpose of Sedation: Sedation is administered to help manage pain and anxiety during the procedure, ensuring a more comfortable experience for the patient. It may also facilitate the successful completion of the procedure by allowing the medical team to work more effectively.

Types of Sedation:

  1. Minimal Sedation (Anxiolysis): Relaxes the patient without causing significant impairment of consciousness.

  2. Moderate Sedation (Conscious Sedation): Induces a depressed level of consciousness while maintaining the patient's ability to respond to verbal commands.

  3. Deep Sedation: Suppresses consciousness to a greater extent, and patients may not be easily awakened.


  1. Enhanced comfort during the procedure.

  2. Reduced anxiety and stress.

  3. Improved cooperation with medical staff.


  1. Respiratory depression (especially with deep sedation).

  2. Allergic reactions to sedative medications.

  3. Unintended prolonged sedation.

  4. Nausea and vomiting.

Pre-Procedure Instructions:

  1. Fasting: You must not eat for midnight the night before your procedure.

  2. Medication: Inform your healthcare provider about all medications, supplements, and allergies. You can take your usual medication with a sip of water the day of your procedure.

  3. Transportation: Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

During the Procedure:

  1. Continuous monitoring of vital signs.

  2. Communication with the medical team is possible in most cases.

  3. Adjustments to the level of sedation as needed.

Post-Procedure Care:

  1. Recovery Period: Allow time for the effects of sedation to wear off.

  2. Rest: Take it easy for the remainder of the day.

  3. Avoid Certain Activities: Refrain from operating machinery or making important decisions for the day.

  4. Follow-up: Attend any post-procedure appointments as scheduled.


Ask any questions or express concerns before the procedure to ensure clarity and peace of mind.


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