Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

Innovation Leader

Vision

Safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable, and patient-centred evidence-based care to patients requiring emergency department procedural sedation and analgesia in BC.

Current Activities

  • Extraction of data in Early Analgesia Initiative Study
  • Design of Prehospital Analgesia with Ketamine (PAIN-K) study; UBC Ethics and Health Canada approvals obtained

Short-Term Goals

  • Design, develop, and refine techniques, medication regimens, and monitoring strategies to improve the provision of emergency department procedural sedation and analgesia
  • Improve the delivery of analgesia to ED patients using novel intranasal delivery systems and clinical algorithms

Long-Term Goals

  • Implement best practices for the provision of emergency department procedural sedation and analgesia that improve patient comfort, safety, and ED flow and efficiency
  • Conduct comparison trials of analgesic and sedative agents

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