TABLE 2

Definitions: Complication and/or Unplanned Treatment During Sedation

None
Agitation/delirium
Airway obstruction
Allergic reaction
Apnea >15 s
Aspiration
Cardiac arrest
Coughing
Death
Desaturation: O2 saturation (below baseline) for >30 s
Emergency anesthesia consultation required
Hypothermia
Inadequate sedation
IV-related complication
Laryngospasm
Prolonged recovery time
Prolonged sedation
Secretions requiring treatment
Stridor
Unexpected change in HR, BP, RR of > or < 30%
Unexpected need for bag-mask ventilation
Unintended deep level of sedation
Unplanned admission to hospital or increase in level of care
Unplanned intubation
Use of reversal agents (unplanned)
Vomiting (non-GI procedure)
Wheezing
Other
  • HR indicates heart rate; BP, blood pressure; RR, respiratory rate; GI, gastrointestinal.