IV Sedation

The following instructions are to help in preparation for having IV sedation. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at Seattle Office Phone Number 206-523-1834 during regular business hours. 

Please notify our office of any change in your health, medical condition, and/or changes in your medications. Fever, ear infection, nasal or chest congestion, or recent head trauma could place you at increased risk for complications. Should you become ill just prior to a sedation appointment, contact our office immediately to see if it is necessary to postpone the sedation.

Food and liquids must be restricted in the hours prior to sedation. Fasting decreases the risk of vomiting and aspirating stomach contents into the lungs, a potentially life-threatening problem. We will not proceed with the sedation if you do not comply with the following requirements.

  • No heavy foods more than 8 hours prior to the appointment, light foods only
  • Clear liquids (water, apple juice, jello, Gatorade, or black coffee) you can see through may be taken up to 2 hours prior to the appointment
  • Nothing may be eaten or drank for two (2) hours prior to the appointment

Dress in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. This will allow us to place monitors that evaluate your vital signs such as respiratory rate, blood pressure, and heart rate and rhythm and help ensure your safety. Please remove any finger nail polish or artificial nails from your left index finger so a monitor can be placed on your finger.

You must have a responsible adult escort you home. You will not be able to drive for the remainder of the day.

Dr. Faber can be paged at any time at Seattle Office Phone Number 206-523-1834

If breathing becomes abnormal or you are not able to awaken the patient, call emergency services (call 911) immediately. If there is any other life-threatening emergency or if you are uncertain as to whether or not the emergency is life-threatening, call emergency services (call 911.)