The practice of pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department

Itai Shavit*, Ilan Keidan, Arie Augarten

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The treatment of acute pain and anxiety in children undergoing therapeutic and diagnostic procedures in the emergency department has improved dramatically over the last few years. The availability of noninvasive monitoring devices and the use of short-acting sedative and analgesic medications enable physicians to conduct safe and effective sedation and analgesia treatment. In today's practice of pediatric emergency medicine, sedation and analgesia has been considered as the standard of care for procedural pain. The following article describes the basic principles of pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute pain
  • Analgesia
  • Emergency medicine
  • Pediatric emergency department
  • Pediatric pain
  • Procedural sedation and analgesia
  • Sedation

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