To facilitate precise documentation and standardization of care, predetermine and define terminology to describe the spectrum of consciousness (alert and awake, sedated and cooperative, asleep and easily arousable
, asleep but slow to arouse to name, arousable
only to pain, unarousable).
and found her to be arousable
and her vital signs to be stable.
Neurological: Intermittently awake and able to answer questions alternating with somnolence and arousable
only to extreme stimuli.
He was markedly somnolent, arousable
only to painful stimulus.
Level of consciousness encompassed four ordinal values: alert, confused, arousable
, and comatose.
In addition to early onset of sensory and motor blokade and prolonged duration of analgesia, it was also observed that Group-B patients had good sedation but arousable
and also associated with anxiolysis and hypnosis.
Most of the patients were sedated in both the groups but easily arousable
Physical examination revealed a middle-aged man who was arousable
Of the 63 patients in the study, 48 (76%) were considered "sedated" prior to their procedure, as defined as relaxed and cooperative or asleep and arousable
The sedation was mild and the patients were easily arousable
Child was drowsy but arousable
and obeying verbal command, dropping of eyelid present, grade 3-4/5 power in all four limbs, and deep tendon reflexes were normal.
At the ED, he was pale and lethargic but arousable
Grading of sedation was evaluated by 5-point scale: 1, alert and wide awake; 2, arousable
to verbal command; 3, arousable
with gentle tactile stimulation; 4, arousable
with vigorous shaking; and 5, unarousable.
On day 11, Ted was sleepy but arousable
, followed commands, and had tolerated daytime CPAP trials well.
After the children were awake or easily arousable
from sleep, observations were made by two of the investigators and PACU nurses experienced in the use of behavioral pain scales.