Even though sedation can be used as a perfect way to discomfort, pain, and anxiety during the different procedure it has some rated risks that may come with it. Sedation can be accomplished by the use of anesthesia and medication which calm an anxious patient.
In the process of relaxing, most of the patients always fall asleep. When sedation is used on different patients, they must be put under monitoring to make sure the effects are within the control. Body examinations are necessary before sedation is executed to make sure all the body organs are in their best state.
Minor procedures will work perfectly with local anesthesia to prevent the pain but allow the patient to be awake and conscious during the entire procedure. Major procedures will take away the consciousness of the patient making the totally unaware of what is going on.
An IV sedation is placed in the veins to achieve the right level of sedation depending on the nature of the procedure. Sedation isn’t a permanent procedure and the patient is expected to recover and become conscious once the procedure is completed.
Below are IV sedation side effects that are commonly experienced when different sedation options are used.
- Causes drowsiness.
The patient is likely to experience during and after the anesthesia is used making them feel uncomfortable. It’s always characterized by drowsiness, confusion, and dizziness once the patient goes through the sedation process.
- Difficulty with movement.
Patients experience some difficulty when it comes to movement due to memory loss that is likely to happen when recovery from sedation.
- Impaired judgment.
Sedation totally takes away your consciousness making it difficult to recover and continue normally. Patients will require some time to come back to their senses and connect with the environment.
- Difficulty to recover.
Few cases have been reported across the world where some patients who underwent deep sedation couldn’t recover from normally. This is always a point of panic and a reason why deep sedation isn’t encouraged unless it’s conducted by trained professionals.