The Ramsay score is commonly used to assess the level of sedation in patients receiving intravenous sedation.
patient anxious, agitated or restless
patient cooperative, oriented and tranquil
patient asleep, responds to commands only
patient asleep, responds to gentle shaking, light glabellar tap or loud auditory stimulus
patient asleep, responds to noxious stimuli such as firm nailbed pressure
patient asleep, has no response to firm nailbed pressure or other noxious stimuli
2, 3 or 4
5 or 6
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