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Evidence Brief: Capnography for Moderate Sedation in Non-Anesthesia Settings

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Evidence Brief: Capnography for Moderate Sedation in Non-Anesthesia Settings

Prepared by:
Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center
Portland VA Health Care System
Portland, OR
Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, MS, Director

Recommended Citation:
Veazie S, Vela K, Mackey K. Evidence Brief: Capnography for Moderate Sedation in Non-Anesthesia Settings. Washington, DC: Evidence Synthesis Program, Health Services Research and Development Service, Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs. VA ESP Project #09-199; 2020.


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Purpose

The ESP Coordinating Center (ESP CC) developed this evidence brief on capnography for moderate sedation in response to a request from the VA National Gastroenterology Program Office and the GI Field Advisory Committee. Findings from this evidence brief will be used to inform the development of a Moderate Sedation Directive by the VA National Anesthesia Service.

Key Questions

Key Question 1: What are the benefits and harms of capnography monitoring during moderate sedation?

Key Question 2: Do these benefits and harms vary by patient characteristics, procedure types, or settings?


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