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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sedation errors in the ED

emDocs - May 11, 2017 - Authors: Vetter N & Sturm J -  Edited by: Robertson J Koyfman A
..."Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is a core skill set of the emergency physician (EP). It improves patient satisfaction by providing amnesia, anxiolysis and analgesia. Sedation also makes our consultants happier as it facilitates an easier and faster procedure.
However, studies show that EPs inadequately treat pain in the emergency department (ED) for multiple reasons:
  • Fear of over-sedation
  • Fear of adverse events
  • Inadequate knowledge
  • Inadequate dosing
  • Insufficient time
  • Insufficient resources