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2020 May 01

Ital J Pediatr



The development of a Consensus Conference on Pediatric Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department in Italy: from here where to?


Sforzi I, Bressan S, Saffirio C, De Masi S, Bussolin L, Da Dalt L, De Iaco F, Shavit I, Krauss B, Barbi E
Ital J Pediatr. 2020 May 01; 46(1):57.
PMID: 32357893.


In Italy, as in many European countries, Pediatric Emergency Medicine is not formally recognized as a pediatric subspecialty, hindering nation-wide adoption of standards of care, especially in the field of procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in the Emergency Department (ED). For this reason PSA in Italy is mostly neglected or performed very heterogeneously and by different providers, with no reference standard. We aimed to describe the procedures and results of the first multidisciplinary and multi-professional Consensus Conference in Italy on safe and effective pediatric PSA in Italian EDs.