AFTER SEDATION INSTRUCTIONS
FOR PATIENT AND COMPANION
- Patient cannot drive for 24 hours after taking sedation medication, or operate any hazardous devices for 24 hours.
- A responsible person should be with the patient until he/she has fully recovered from the effects of the sedation.
- Patient should not go up and down stairs unattended. Let the patient stay on the ground floor until recovered.
- Having nutrition after sedation is important. The patient should begin eating appropriate food as soon as possible. Do not delay.
- Patient needs to drink plenty of fluids as soon as possible.
- Patient may seem alert when he/she leaves. This may be misleading, so do not leave the patient alone.
- Always hold the patient’s hand when walking.
- Call us if you have any questions or difficulties. If you feel that your symptoms warrant a physician and you are unable to reach us, go to the closest emergency room immediately.
- Patient should not carry, sleep next to, or be left alone with young children for a period of no less than 24 hours after the last dosage of medication.
- Drive directly home, and call the office when you arrive at home and the patient is comfortable and safe.