Working Through Safety Concerns and the Future of Computer Assisted Propofol Sedation

While there have been some concerns raised about computer assisted propofol sedation studies have shown it to be a safe and effective method when conducted by properly trained healthcare professionals. Work is also being done to ensure better results in the future.

While there have been some concerns raised about computer assisted propofol sedation studies have shown it to be a safe and effective method when conducted by properly trained healthcare professionals. Work is also being done to ensure better results in the future.

Andrew Ross, MD, from Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle discussed how steps are already being taken to ensure patient safety during Digestive Disease Week in Washington, DC. Ross said most reported adverse events have involved respiratory depression but that "no major," intervention steps were needed to help them through the potential issues. "I think it's made our team as whole, much better at providing moderate sedation via whatever method we decide to do it," he noted.