Table 1

Incidence of adverse events per 1000 sedations (meta-analysis)

Number of events per sedationsEstimate per 1000Lower CIUpper CII2 (%)
Agitation175/722617.912.223.775
Apnoea38/62157.13.211.025
Aspiration0/33260.00.01.40
Bradycardia9/13154.50.98.10
BVM/oral airway/positive pressure ventilation50/87605.02.37.647
Hypotension12/21282.20.04.38
Hypoxia238/11 45714.810.219.376
Intubation4/91360.40.00.80
Laryngospasm34/86872.91.14.740
Vomiting498/786555.545.265.885
  • BVM, bag valve mask.