4774-1-01 Definitions.

(A) "Board" means the state medical board of Ohio.

(B) For purposes of Chapter 4774. of the Revised Code, the following definitions apply:

(1) "General Anesthesia" means a drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients are not arousable, even by painful stimulation. The ability to independently maintain ventilatory functions is often impaired. Patients often require assistance in maintaining a patent airway, and positive pressure ventilation may be required because of depressed spontaneous ventilation or drug-induced depression of neuromuscular function. Cardiovascular function may be impaired.

(2) "Deep sedation" means a drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients cannot be easily aroused but respond purposefully following repeated or painful stimulation. The ability to independently maintain ventilatory function may be impaired. Patients may require assistance is maintaining a patent airway and spontaneous ventilation may be inadequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained.

(3) "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. Reflex withdrawal from a pain stimulus is not a purposeful response. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway, and spontaneous ventilation is adequate. Cardiovascular function is maintained.

(4) "Minimal sedation" means a drug-induced state during which patients respond normally to verbal commands. Although cognitive function and coordination may be impaired, ventilatory and cardiovascular functions are unaffected. Sedation achieved through intravenous administration of drugs is not a form of minimal sedation.

Effective: 02/28/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/28/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4774. 11
Rule Amplifies: 4774.11