Monday, March 4, 2013

Resident Journal Review: Procedural Sedation

Originally Published: Common Sense, Mar/Apr 2013

Original Authors: Authors: Kami Hu, MD; Michael Allison, MD; Michael Scott, MD; Phillip Magidson, MD MPH; David Wacker, MD PhD; David Bostick, MD MPH

Editors: Michael C. Bond, MD FAAEM; Jay Khadpe, MD FAAEM

The ability to administer procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is a necessity for today’s emergency physician (EP), and the list of indications for its use have grown over the years. The quest to determine the safest, most efficacious method continues, producing ongoing research on sedation techniques both old and new. This edition of Resident Journal Review focuses on selected updates on familiar agents and investigations into novel regimens over the past two years.