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Should End-Tidal Capnometry (ETC) During ED Procedural Sedation/Analgesia (PSA) Not Be Standard Care?

Background: Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is a frequently employed in the emergency department (ED) to facilitate painful procedures. Some of the potential untoward effects of PSA include cardio-respiratory depression and/or airway compromise.  Standard practice in many parts of the …

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Procedures and Skills

Intra-articular Lidocaine vs Procedural Sedation and Analgesia for Closed Reduction of Acute Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

Background: Many clinicians have transitioned from procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in favor of intra-articular lidocaine (IAL) to manage anterior shoulder dislocation. PSA, also referred to as intravenous sedation in this paper, requires considerable resources, including 1:1 nursing observation, and …

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OrthopedicsProcedures and Skills

Does Co-Administration of Haldol or Versed Diminish Recovery Agitation with Ketamine in Adults Undergoing Procedural Sedation?

Background: Working in the emergency department means frequently performing painful procedures on patients, often we turn to procedural sedation to make these procedures more tolerable for patients, families and clinicians alike.  Ketamine is often used for this purpose, particularly in pediatrics, …

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Procedures and Skills

Complications of Procedural Sedation

Background: As Emergency Department (ED) physicians it is not uncommon to give patients procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) to help facilitate painful procedures. Performing PSA requires close monitoring and is not without potential adverse events. There are numerous analgesic, sedative, and …

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Procedures and Skills

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