Adverse events in Procedural sedation in ED

For a long time we've struggled to agree on what defines adverse events (AE) in procedural sedation (PS). This has made reporting of adverse events sporadic and incomplete. Recently a consensus has been agreed internationally and so we feel its a good idea to implement a reporting tool with standardized criteria of AE during PS in the ED.

The reporting tool is available on the patient centre PS document on page 4. Please fill this in!

We'll be collecting completed forms over the next few weeks to see how feasible this approach is. We aim to use this tool as a template for PS in other hospital areas in the following months. Therefore your participation is really important.

For further reading on the topic:

  1. Roback, et al: Tracking and reporting outcomes of procedural sedation (TROOPS): Standardized quality improvement and research tools from the International Committee for the Advancement of Procedural Sedation. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2018; 120:164-172.


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