Procedural sedation in the Emergency Department; A comprehensive analysis of a prospective registry of consecutive procedural sedations and telephone follow-up

The aim is to examine if a registry of patient related parameters as well as patient and physician satisfaction with a sedative episode will be effective.


Project Summary

Patients frequently present to the Emergency Department (ED) requiring brief but painful procedures as part of their medical treatment. Completion of these procedures in a safe and timely manner should be a core competency of an Emergency Physician. Insufficient data currently exists to guide the Emergency Physicians in the conduct of these procedures. A specific and highly comprehensive registry of patient related parameters, patient and physician satisfaction with the sedative episode is required.


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Principal Investigator:
Dr Greg Treston

Co Investigators:
A/Prof Anthony Bell
Ms Catrina Codd


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