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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

Chapter 22 - Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Trauma


Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is a core competency for emergency physicians (EP) that is commonly practiced.14 PSA entails suppressing a patient’s level of consciousness with sedative or dissociative agents to alleviate pain, anxiety, and suffering to enhance medical procedure performance and patient experience (Table 22.1).1,5