Friday, August 12, 2005

ACEP Statement on Procedural Sedation

From the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

"Delivery of Agents for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia by Emergency Nurses"

Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors April 2005 and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Board March 2005

Published simultaneously, October 2005, in Journal of Emergency Nursing and Annals of Emergency Medicine
(Policy #400347, Approved April 2005)

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) support the delivery of medications used for procedural sedation and analgesia by credentialed emergency nurses working under the direct supervision of an emergency physician. These agents include but are not limited to etomidate, propofol, ketamine, fentanyl, and midazolam.


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