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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Procedural sedation and analgesia

TAMING THE SRU
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Taming The SRU - Originally Written and Posted by: Isaac Shaw, MD 12/30/2016
Last edited: Jeffery Hill 1/3/2017
"Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is the practice of administering sedative or dissociative agents to induce a depressed level of consciousness in order to facilitate painful but necessary procedures. As emergency practitioners are trained to manage airway issues through all levels of sedation, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has deemed them as being capable of safely performing PSA."