Moderate Sedation in Deemed Ambulatory Organizations

Is an assessment for ‘proper recovery’ in a deemed status ambulatory facility only limited to general anesthesia patients?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

No. Moderate and deep sedation are not without risks. As such, The Joint Commission includes these in its glossary definition of anesthesia and sedation. As a result, the requirements found at PC.03.01.07 apply to these levels of sedation, regardless of less stringent interpretation by organizational policy or interpretive guidelines.
Last updated on March 03, 2021
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: Provision of Care Treatment and Services PC

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