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SPECIAL ARTICLE Anesthesiology 2002; 96:100417 2002 American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
 

Summary: SPECIAL ARTICLE
Anesthesiology 2002; 96:100417 2002 American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Practice Guidelines for Sedation and Analgesia by
Non-Anesthesiologists
An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on
Sedation and Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiologists
ANESTHESIOLOGISTS possess specific expertise in the
pharmacology, physiology, and clinical management of pa-
tients receiving sedation and analgesia. For this reason, they
are frequently called on to participate in the development
of institutional policies and procedures for sedation and
analgesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. To
assist in this process, the American Society of Anesthesiol-
ogists (ASA) has developed these "Guidelines for Sedation
and Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiologists."
Practice guidelines are systematically developed rec-
ommendations that assist the practitioner and patient in
making decisions about health care. These recommen-
dations may be adopted, modified, or rejected according
to clinical needs and constraints. Practice guidelines are

  

Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences