Staying vigilant with continuous monitoring

Sedation is a continuum.([FOOTNOTE=American Society of Anesthesiologists. Continuum of Depth of Sedation: Definition of General Anesthesia and Levels of Sedation/Analgesia. 2016.  Accessed March 8, 2017. View Abstract],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) A patient can move into deeper levels of sedation than intended by the clinician.([FOOTNOTE=Patel S, Vargo JJ, Khandwala F, Lopez R, Trolli P, Dumot JA, et al. Deep sedation occurs frequently during elective endoscopy with meperidine and midazolam. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005;100:2689–2695.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Respiratory compromise may be the result.

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Addition of capnography to procedural sedation monitoring outside the OR may help clinicians rapidly identify and respond to respiratory events, potentially reducing the incidence of apnea, desaturation, respiratory depression, hypoxia, and respiratory failure.([FOOTNOTE=Long M, Green K, Bland E, et al. Capnography monitoring during procedural sedation in radiology and imaging settings: an integrative review. J Radiol Nurs. 2016;35:191-197.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])


A cost-avoidance model and study examined the financial impact of adding routine capnography to GI endoscopy procedures.

Based on the rates and costs of adverse events, the investigators concluded that the cost avoidance for the reference hospital was more than $300,000 annually.

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  • 7. Jopling MW, Kofol T, Heard L. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of capnography monitoring in procedural sedation: a gastroenterology (GI) suite cost-avoidance model. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015;81(5 suppl):AB193.