This guideline updates and replaces the 5th edition of the Standards of Monitoring published in 2015. The aim
of this document is to provide guidance on the minimum standards for monitoring of any patient undergoing
anaesthesia or sedation under the care of an anaesthetist. The recommendations are primarily aimed at
anaesthetists practising in the UK and Ireland, but it is recognised that these guidelines may also be of use in
other areas of the world. Minimum standards for monitoring patients during anaesthesia and in the recovery
phase are included. There is also guidance on monitoring patients undergoing sedation and during transfer.
There are new sections specifically discussing capnography, sedation and regional anaesthesia. In addition, the
indications for processed electroencephalogram and neuromuscular monitoring have been updated.