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Martin Harssema

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What is procedural anesthesia?

Procedural anesthesia is the application of anesthetic techniques to allow a procedure to take place. This often is a lighter plane of anesthesia than the depth required for surgical READ MORE
Procedural anesthesia is the application of anesthetic techniques to allow a procedure to take place. This often is a lighter plane of anesthesia than the depth required for surgical cases. With this in mind, we often think of procedural anesthesia more in terms of procedural SEDATION, as that is a more accurate descriptor. This may be sedation for minor surgical procedures on an extremity, it could be for something a bit more stimulating such as endoscopies (colonoscopy, EGD), or it could be for reasons requiring an immobile patient such as sedation for MRI. Surgical anesthesia is often a deeper anesthetic technique that more often than not requires instrumentation of the airway and management of respiratory function, while procedural sedation aims to stop short of eliminating respiratory drive.