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Procedural Sedation - Further References and Resources

Many thanks to the following for providing their local policies:

  • Dr M Pallas, Emergency Staff Specialist, Gosford Hospital
  • Dr James Cameron, Emergency Staff Specialist, John Hunter Hosptial
  • Dr T Green, ED Director, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Dr J Ellis, ED Director, Queanbeyan Hospital
  • The Liverpool Emergency Department
  • The Queanbeyan Emergency Department

Paediatric Procedural Sedation Guideline

Procedural Sedation Guideline - Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

  1. ANZCA PS09 - Guidelines on Sedation and/or Analgesia for Diagnostic and Interventional Medical, Dental or Surgical Procedure
  2. ACEP Clinical Policies: Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in the Emergency Department
  3. Orlewicz, M. et al., (2015) Procedural sedation: Overview, September 2015.
  4. Reed, MJ et al., (2005) Can an airway assessment score predict difficulty at intubation in the emergency department? Emerg Med Journal, vol. 22, pp. 99-102
  5. Babl, F. et al., (2006) Development and implementation of an education and credentialing programme to provide safe paediatric procedural sedation in emergency departments, Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 18, pp. 489–497.
  6. Taylor, D.M. et al. (2011) Risk factors for sedation-related events during procedural sedation in the emergency departmentEmergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 466-73.
  7. Bell, A. et al. (2007) Profiling adverse respiratory events and vomiting when using propofol for emergency department procedural sedation, Emergency Medicine Australasia vol. 19, pp. 405–410.
  8. Weaver, CS. et al. (2007) Emergency department procedural sedation with propofol: Is it safe? Journal of Emergency Medicine 2007;33(4):355-351
  9. Steven, M. et al. (2011) Clinical Practice Guideline for Emergency Department Ketamine Dissociative Sedation: 2011 Update, Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 449-461.
  10. Tucker, P.F. and Chilvers, C.R (2003) Fitness to Drive After Intravenous Sedation and General Anaesthesia: A Literature Review, Australasian Anaesthesia, pp. 27–40.
  11. Green, S. M. et al. (2015) Ketofol for Procedural Sedation Revisited: Pro and Con, Annals of Emergency Medicine, May 2015, Vol 65, Issue 5, pp 489-491.


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