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MEDICAL CENTER POLICY NO. 0153 (VI.6.30) A. SUBJECT: Moderate or Deep Sedation/Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiology
 

Summary: MEDICAL CENTER POLICY NO. 0153 (VI.6.30)
A. SUBJECT: Moderate or Deep Sedation/Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiology
Providers for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Purposes
B. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2005 (R)
C. POLICY:
Moderate or deep sedation/analgesia administered in association with the performance of
procedures for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes shall be provided by competent staff, in
approved settings, and shall be monitored throughout the University of Virginia Medical
Center.
This Policy is supplemented by the clinical and practice guidelines set forth in the Protocol
for Moderate or Deep Sedation/Analgesia in Adult Patients and the Protocol for Moderate or
Deep Sedation/Analgesia in Children and Adolescents, which can be found at
https://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/intranet/pi/guidelines/clinguide.cfm. Each of these
Protocols shall be reviewed and revised regularly to conform to applicable standards of
practice and legal and regulatory requirements.
Sedation/analgesia for procedures shall be conducted using the definitions outlined in the
Continuum of Depth of Sedation Definition of General Anesthesia and Levels of Sedation
Analgesia adopted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).1
The level of a
patient's sedation shall be defined by the patient's psychologic and physiologic state and the

  

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

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences