Sedation; is sometimes called 'twilight anaesthesia'. The anaesthetist will inject medication to make you feel very drowsy and to ensure that you are not aware of any unpleasant or painful sensations. This form of anaesthesia is commonly used for procedures such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and cardioversion.

The Anaesthetist will talk to you before your anaesthetic. He/she will be with you in the same room throughout the anaesthetic. This will be from before the anaesthetic starts, throughout the procedure and until you are safe and stable in the Recovery Area. The Anaesthetist will be constantly monitoring your heart and lung functions throughout the procedure which may be affected by the anaesthesia or the procedure. He/she will have no other duties or responsibilities during this entire time.

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