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Recommendations for good practice for sedation in assisted conception.

Authors
  • Acharya, Umesh1
  • Elkington, Nick2
  • Manning, Louisa1
  • Thorp-Jones, Daryl3
  • Tavener, Geoff3
  • 1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK.
  • 2 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust, Surrey, UK.
  • 3 Department of Anaesthesia, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Human fertility (Cambridge, England)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2020
Volume
23
Issue
3
Pages
150–158
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/14647273.2019.1596245
PMID: 30942095
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Conscious sedation is a commonly used approach to provide pain relief during transvaginal oocyte retrieval. It has been shown to be effective with high levels of acceptability and patient satisfaction. Fundamental Standards and Development Standards in safe sedation practice have been set out by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and they recommend that Royal Colleges, in association with the relevant sub-specialty organizations, should develop guidelines on sedation methods appropriate to clinical practice in their sphere of influence. This Policy and Practice paper outlines the human resources and equipment necessary to optimize patients' safety for the administration of intravenous (I.V.) sedation in assisted conception units, based on the most current evidence and guidance available.

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