Sedation for hospital MRI / procedures

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Hedge End Medical Centre no longer prescribe sedatives for hospital MRIs or other hospital procedures. This is because responsibility for monitoring the patient during the scan / procedure is the responsibility of the prescriber, so should be prescribed by the consultant or radiographer. This policy decision has been made by the GP Partners and is adhered to by all prescribers working in the practice. If you feel you need support, please contact the clinician who requested the MRI or procedure. They may prescribe if they feel appropriate.

References:“Safe and effective analgesia and sedation should be delivered by an appropriately trained and credentialed team with good access to anaesthetics, pre-procedure assessment, sedation plan and checklist, with appropriate monitoring and availability of resuscitation equipment and reversal agents”