Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Welcome back to episode 19! We are certainly relieved to have this year’s in-training exam behind us, and we are sure you are too. We hope you recognized some of the content we reviewed in episodes 1-15 […]
According to Godwin et al., during procedural sedation and analgesia, a nurse or other qualified individual should be present for continuous monitoring of the patient, in addition to the provider performing the procedure.
Question: In patients undergoing procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department, what is the minimum number of personnel necessary to manage complications?
According to Godwin et al., do not delay procedural sedation in adults or pediatric patients in the ED based on fasting time. No reduction in risk of emesis or aspiration has been shown with any fasting duration. This is a Level B recommendation.
You are planning to perform procedural sedation to reduce a fracture. The patient’s last meal was 4 hours ago. How much additional time should you wait to perform the procedure?