How safe is ED sedation?

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Sedation is becoming an ever more significant part of our work in the Emergency Department. At the end of May 2016 the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Published the RCEM Sedation Audit of 2015-2016 that covered more than 8,000 ED sedations throughout the UK (involving more than 190 ED's).

There are some pearls to take out of this great piece of work in which there would seem to be some significant scope to improve. The document not only benchmarks our practice but helps give us a feel for the risks involved.

Have a listen and check out the resources mentioned via the hyperlinks below, most importantly make sure you have a look at the document itself.

Relevant Resources

RCEM Sedation Audit

ACPeducate iTunes feed

TEAM course

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