Welcome to the fifth course in the ALiEMU CAPSULES series! In this course, we will be discussing the approach to safe and effective procedural sedation in the Emergency Department from a pharmacology perspective.
- Describe patient-oriented goals and outcomes for an effective and safe procedural sedation in the emergency department.
- List the requirements and tools necessary for patient assessment and monitoring prior to, during, and after procedural sedation in the emergency department.
- Identify medications commonly used for procedural sedation in the emergency department.
- Compare and contrast the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of common medications utilized for procedural sedation in the emergency department.
- Identify and treat adverse effects and complications associated with procedural sedation in the emergency department.
- Identify the most common drug-drug or disease-drug interactions that may occur during procedural sedation.
- Utilize case-based scenarios to design optimal medication regimens for procedural sedation in the emergency department.
Procedural Sedation – Course Contributors
|Authors||Zlatan Coralic, PharmD, BCPS
|Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco|
|Nadia I. Awad, PharmD, BCPS
|Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, New Jersey)|
|PharmD Reviewer||Adam Spaulding, PharmD, BCPS
|Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Boston Medical Center|
|Physician Reviewer||Michael Winters, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
|Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Maryland|
|Creator and Lead Editor||Bryan Hayes, PharmD, FAACT
|Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Clinical Associate Professor; University of Maryland|
|Assistant Course Publisher||Rob Pugliese, PharmD, BCPS
|Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Thomas Jefferson University|