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Recent advances in using propofol by non-anesthesiologists

Authors
Journal
F1000 Medicine Reports
1757-5931
Publisher
"Faculty of 1000, Ltd."
Publication Date
Volume
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3410/m2-79
Keywords
  • Review Article
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Evidence is accumulating that non-anesthesiologist-administered propofol (NAAP) sedation has a safety and efficacy profile comparable or superior to that provided by benzodiazepines with or without opioids. The guidelines currently available emphasize the importance of appropriate patient selection, staff training, monitoring, and low-dose sedation protocols for NAAP safety. In addition, capnograph monitoring and computer-assisted sedation systems may further improve patient safety during NAAP.

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