A nurse is preparing a patient for a procedure requiring conscious sedation. The nurse will administer which short-acting benzodiazepine?


• Midazolam is used for conscious sedation for medical procedures. It has a short half life compared to chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, and lorazepam

• Benzodiazepines increase the activity of GABA, a common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Through this action they promote a calming effect, relax skeletal muscles, and induce sleep

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