410 IAC 26-1-14.6 - "Moderate sedation" defined
Authority: IC 16-21-1-7; IC 16-21-2-2.5
Affected: IC 16-21-1; IC 16-21-2
"Moderate sedation" means a drug induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway, and spontaneous ventilation is adequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained.
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