Emergency Centre-based paediatric procedural sedation: current practice and challenges in Cape Town

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2018.1541561
Author(s): A BurgerDepartment of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, South Africa, PW HodkinsonDepartment of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, South Africa, LA WallisJoint Division of Emergency Medicine, South Africa


Background: The aims and objectives of this survey of the current practice of doctors working in Emergency Centres (ECs) in the Cape Town metropole was to assess clinical practice and attempt to identify obstacles to the practice of paediatric procedural sedation and analgesia (PPSA). This was considered essential to establish a baseline for quality assurance purposes and improvement.

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