During minimal sedation, your patients will feel relaxed, and maintain a certain level of consciousness. They can still respond to questions and follow their physician's instructions.
When receiving moderate sedation, the patients will feel drowsy and may even sleep through most of the time during the procedure, however will still easily awaken by conversation or being touched. They may or may not remember things happened in the procedure room.
During deep sedation, your patients will sleep throughout the procedure with little or even no memory. Their breathing become slow, and they might be sleeping until the medications wear off. With deep sedation, oxygen therapy is often given.
General Anaesthesia (GA)
When receiving GA, patients are in a state of loss of consciousness and lack of response to painful stimulation. Assisted ventilation is provided to maintain their normal respiration and cardiac monitoring is implemented.