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Treatment guidelines


Key points

  • Choice of anesthesia should be defined by what is best for the patient
  • Staff members must be properly trained in resuscitation procedures and available equipment
  • Intravenous sedation, depending on the drug, may lead to conscious sedation or general anesthesia
  • General anesthesia: Loss of consciousness, patients not arousable, even by painful stimulation
  • For elected procedures, general anesthesia should be considered with care
  • During conscious sedation, verbal contact with patient is maintained

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