Emergency Department Procedural Sedation Checklist v2

November 28th, 2013
by reuben in PSA & analgesia

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Designed to be used as a single, double-sided page. 

pdf for printing

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If you’d like to modify the checklist for your institution, I can send you the original layout (omnigraffle format) and tables (excel format).

Update: Egg and soy allergy is NOT a contraindication to propofol.

Update: ACEP’s procedural sedation clinical policy stipulates “Do not delay procedural sedation in adults or pediatrics in the ED based on fasting time. Preprocedural fasting for any duration has not demonstrated a reduction in the risk of emesis or aspiration when administering procedural sedation and analgesia.” See the harms of fasting.

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Responses to “Emergency Department Procedural Sedation Checklist v2”

  1. This is great! How can I get the original so it be modified for my institution?

    megan.curtis at
  2. the original is in omnigraffle format; happy to share.

  3. Greetings Reuben.
    Recently discovered your site and the joys of Special K. The strangest thing is that I am familiar with ketamine from seeing it used for lots of surgery whilst working as a neophyte in Nigeria. Now, reintroduced to it after 20-odd years, it’s all new and exciting again!
    Please send me a copy of the checklist that I can edit for use in the UK.
    Keep taking the tablets
    Al the best.
    Michael Obiako

    obiako at

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