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Patient controlled sedation with propofol for emergency department procedures


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Id: ACTRN12607000548437

Organisation Name: Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Overal Status: Recruiting

Start Date: 01/12/2007

Brief Summary: Procedural sedation is frequently used in Emergency Departments (ED) for orthopaedic reductions, cardioversions and other painful but brief procedures. Various pharmacologic agents have been used, including nitrous oxide, ketamine, propofol and combinations of benzodiazepine and opioid. Propofol, a potent, short-acting sedative agent, has gained widespread popularity and has been shown to be safe for procedural sedation in the ED. The advantages of propofol include rapid onset, short duration of action, antiemetic effect and high degree of patient satisfaction. Potential disadvantages include deep sedation, apnoea and hypotension.

Patient controlled sedation (PCS) has been investigated for more than 20 years, primarily for minor procedures in the operating theatre, such as colonoscopy and dental extractions. The potential advantage of the PCS technique is that the patient is able to match their sedation requirement with the noxious stimuli and titrate themselves to an appropriate level of sedation without the risk of over-sedation. A second potential advantage of PCS is the psychological benefit it confers on its user with a sense of control over a stressful and painful procedure. Little data has been published on the use of PCS in the ED setting. The objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy of using propofol in a standard patient-controlled infusion pump for procedural sedation in the ED.

Countries:
  • Australia


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