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2019 Mar

Afr J Emerg Med



Procedural sedation and analgesia practices in the emergency centre.


Wood-Thompson DK, Enyuma COA, Laher AE
Afr J Emerg Med. 2019 Mar; 9(1):8-13.
PMID: 30873345.


Procedural sedation and analgesia allows the clinician to safely and efficiently administer sedation, analgesia, anxiolysis and sometimes amnesia to facilitate the performance of various procedures in the emergency centre. The aim of this study is to determine current sedation practices, common indications and major obstacles in selected emergency centres across Southern Gauteng, South Africa, with a view to improving future standards and practices.