Easy sedation anesthesia guide for non-anesthetic medical personnel

Too Jae Min

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Currently, sedation anesthesia is increasingly used in many medical fields, from gastroscopy to medical imaging. The demand for sedation anesthesia is expected to increase gradually with increasing number of day surgeries and increased expectations from medical services. The demand for sedation anesthesia is considerably higher than the available pool of anesthesiologists; therefore, in a significant number of cases, sedation anesthesia is induced by non-anesthesiologists. However, there is no systematic provision of education or expertise for non-anesthesiologists in delivering sedation anesthesia. In cases of non-anesthesiologists inducing anesthesia, social controversy is often caused by medical accidents and substance abuse. In this review, I have briefly summarized what non-anesthesiologists should know about sedation anesthesia and have presented guidelines simplifying sedation anesthesia for non-anesthesia medical personnel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Korean Medical Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan


  • Dexmedetomidine
  • Etomidate
  • Hypnotics and sedatives
  • Ketamine
  • Propofol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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