From: "Howard McCollister" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: "Alert anesthesia"
Date: 7 Sep 2004 19:29:06 -0500
"Mike" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Alert anesthesia
> Conscious sedation, otherwise known as alert anesthesia or moderate
> sedation, is a black box in more ways than one.
> at http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20040906-095845-9092r.htm
Mostly, this article is self-serving baloney, parrotting the party line from
the American Society of Anesthesiology. Intravenous conscious sedation with
Versed and Demerol/Fentanyl has an exceptional safety record and is only
rarely administered by anesthesiologists or anesthetists. Propofol, OTOH, I
agree is tricky stuff and should be administered and monitored closely by an
anesthetist who uses it routinely.