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J Paediatr Child Health. 2016 Feb;52(2):197-203. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13081.

Paediatric procedural sedation within the emergency department.

Krieser D1,2,3,4, Kochar A4,5.

Author information

1
Department of Emergency Medicine, Sunshine Hospital.
2
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
3
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
4
Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT), Melbourne, Victoria.
5
Department of Emergency Medicine, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Abstract

Procedural sedation and analgesia in children requires the use of non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches to facilitate the management of painful procedures. The development of skills in such techniques has mirrored the development of paediatric emergency medicine as a subspecialty. Governance, education and credentialing must facilitate safe sedation practice, using a structured approach, as sedating children in the busy environment of an emergency department is not without risk. Emergency clinicians, patients and caregivers all have a role to play in developing a safe, effective sedation plan.

KEYWORDS:

emergency; paediatrics; procedure; sedation

PMID:
27062624
DOI:
10.1111/jpc.13081
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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