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Patient—sedation type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSedation type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term530119
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/09/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe type of prescribed sedation received by the patient, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—sedation type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Conscious sedation
2Deep sedation
3General anaesthesia
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated

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CODE 1   Conscious sedation

A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients are able to respond purposefully to verbal commands or light tactile stimulation. All conscious sedation techniques should provide a margin of safety that is wide enough to render loss of consciousness unlikely.

CODE 2   Deep sedation

A drug-induced state where consciousness is lost and patients only respond to painful stimulation. It is also associated with loss of the ability to maintain a patent airway, inadequate spontaneous ventilation and/or impaired cardiovascular function. Deep levels of sedation may have similar risks to general anaesthesia, and may require an equivalent level of care.

Deep sedation may only be used in the presence of an anaesthetist or other appropriately trained and credentialed medical specialist within his/her scope of practice.

CODE 3   General anaesthesia

A drug-induced state characterised by absence of purposeful response to any stimulus, loss of protective airway reflexes, depression of respiration and disturbance of circulatory reflexes. General anaesthesia is sometimes indicated during diagnostic or interventional medical or surgical procedures and requires the exclusive attention of an anaesthetist, or other appropriately trained and credentialled medical specialist within his/her scope of practice.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) 2010. Guidelines on Sedation and/or Analgesia for Diagnostic and Interventional Medical, Dental or Surgical Procedures. Viewed 23 March 2012,

www.anzca.edu.au/resources/professional-documents/documents/
professional-standards/pdf-files/PS9-2010.pdf

Data element attributes

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The level of sedation used should comply with ANZCA standards (ANZCA 2010). The level of sedation used should generally be related to the risk of complications for each individual patient as documented in the pre-procedure patient assessment.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) 2010. Guidelines on Sedation and/or Analgesia for Diagnostic and Interventional Medical, Dental or Surgical Procedures. Viewed 23 March 2012,

www.anzca.edu.au/resources/professional-documents/documents/
professional-standards/pdf-files/PS9-2010.pdf

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See also Patient—sedation received indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 06/09/2018

See also Patient—sedation received indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

Has been superseded by Patient—sedation type, code N Health, Standard 06/09/2018

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Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment cluster Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

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