Commonly, conscious sedation is administered by the provider (e.g., interventional radiologist) with patient monitoring provided by a qualified nurse. What patient factors should influence a provider to consider consulting an anesthesiologist to administer conscious sedation?
Patient factors should include:
- • ASA PS classification of III, IV, or V.
- • Obesity.
- • Pregnancy.
- • Mental incapacity.
- • Extremes of age.