This week we dive into the various common agents used in procedural sedation and analgesia in the ED.
Core EM : Parenteral Benzodiazepines
Core EM: Procedural Sedation and Analgesia Resources
EM Updates: Ketamine Brain Continuum
First 10 EM: Managing laryngospasm in the emergency department
Great podcast as always. In the U.K. The use of etomidate has dramatically reduced as a result of concerns regarding steroid axis suppression. What are your thoughts on this?
Jo – bottom line is that no study has demonstrated a harm in a patient centered outcome. I think there are some blogs reviewing this that I’ll try to locate. In the absence of a patient centered downside, I’ll keep using it.
In terms of PSA specifically, I’m not worried about this lab abnormality at all.
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