Anesthesia innovation: Mini-review of an intravenous sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy
Why is it important?
GIE procedure requires some forms of anesthesia. IVS is commonly used for this procedure. Sedation could be effectively and safely performed by anesthesiologist or non-anesthetic personnel with appropriate patient selection and monitoring. The new sedative drugs and equipment are available. However, preanesthetic assessment and preparation, anesthetic drugs used, monitoring practices and post-anesthesia management are still essential for the anesthesia innovation in GIE procedures.
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