Moderate Sedation - Medication

  Does the Joint Commission define what medications are considered under the standards for moderate or deep sedation? For example: Chloral hydrate for sedation of children, Brevitol, Propofol, Ketamine.

The Joint Commission standards do not identify specific medication. Rather, any medication which is used for the purpose of inducing moderate sedation, or any medication, which when used results in a level of moderate sedation would be subject to the standards for moderate or deep sedation.
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Hospital and Hospital Clinics
Chapter: Provision of Care Treatment and Services PC

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