Paul and Hannah have undertaken further training to sedate patients using intravenous conscious sedation. Emma and Tamsin have also received special training in looking after sedated patients so that your visit is as safe and comfortable as possible.
The sedation does not put you to sleep. You will be breathing for yourself, you will respond to simple requests, you will just not care about what is going on. Some people become so relaxed that they have a snooze but this is not the same as ‘putting you to sleep’.
On the day of your sedation please eat at mealtimes as you would normally. There is no need to starve, though you will be more comfortable if you do not have a heavy meal beforehand.
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