SPS Members Contribute to New ACEP Guideline
By Sue Kost, MD
The American College of Emergency Physicians released a new multidisciplinary sedation practice guideline this week, focusing on Unscheduled Procedural Sedation, and our group was well-represented among the authors.

Five of the twenty-four authors are members of the SPS, and our organization has endorsed the guideline. The policy statement begins with an explanation of the rationale for a separate guideline for unscheduled (as opposed to elective) sedation, and goes on to provide recommendations for safe and effective sedation practice in EDs, ICUs, and other clinical contexts where urgent/emergent procedural care is provided. Of particular interest in the guideline is the emphasis on sedation provider (and sedation monitor) skill sets (see Figure 3).

Those of you who are joining us at our conference in Denver will have the opportunity to learn more about this new guideline on Wednesday morning May 22 at 8:30, when Drs. Ben Jackson and Maala Bhatt will present a session on Updated Guidelines for Unscheduled Sedation and NPO Status. It https://files.constantcontact.com/7fdfabef201/d540a76f-5ace-4930-b9a0-5dc90858a674.jpgpromises to be an informative and thought-provoking session!
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