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2022 Nov 04

Pediatr Emerg Care

Nighttime Sedations in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Single-Center Experience.



Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is the standard of care for many procedures in the pediatric emergency department (PED). Although generally performed by skilled PED physicians, in Israeli PEDs, during nighttime hours, it is mainly performed by pediatric residents. The safety of PSA by residents is considered comparable yet has not been evaluated regarding nighttime performance.