Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services.
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Sedation is a treatment given to lessen pain during a procedure. Medicine is given through a needle (intravenous, or IV) placed in your vein by an Emergency Department (ED) staff member. Topics include: instructions, medications, follow-up instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a trip to the nearest Emergency Department. The French version of this pamphlet 1679, " Précautions à prendre après une sédation," is also available.