Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol.61(3) : 190~194, 2011
The practice of anesthesia and sedation continues to expand beyond the operating room and now includes the gastroenterology suite, magnetic resonance imaging suites, and the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Non-anesthesiologists frequently administer sedation, in part because of a lack of available anesthesiologists and economic aspect, which emphasizes the safety of sedation. The Joint Commission International (JCI) set a standard responding to this issue indicating that qualified individuals who have drug and monitoring knowledge as well as airway management skills can only administer sedating agents. In Korea, the Ministry of Health and Welfare developed new sedation standards for hospital evaluation, which is similar to the JCI standards. This review intends to help with the understanding of the JCI sedation standard and compare it to the Korean sedation standard.