A wide range of monitoring equipment is available to support the use of sedation with GI endoscopy. Although direct benefit is unproven, many of these devices have become standard operating equipment. Electronic monitoring should supplement attentive clinical monitoring but is not a substitute for it. With the proliferation of infusion pumps, monitors, and other devices that are able to sound alarms, desensitization and alarm fatigue may occur. The use of capnography has been proposed for moderate sedation, but its utility in routine endoscopic procedures remains unproven.
- bispectral index
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging