Journal article

Patient satisfaction with procedural sedation in the emergency department

Olivia G Johnson, David McD Taylor, Marina Lee, Juen-Li Ding, Aadith Ashok, Damian Johnson, Daniel Peck, Jonathan Knott, Laurence Weinberg

EMERGENCY MEDICINE AUSTRALASIA | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine patient satisfaction with procedural sedation as a function of nature of the procedure and depth of sedation. METHOD: We undertook a prospective observational study of adult patients who received procedural sedation in two EDs (20 month period). The level of sedation was determined by an investigator, using the Observers Assessment of Anaesthesia/Sedation Scale (1 = awake to 6 = no response to noxious stimuli). Patient satisfaction was measured with the Iowa Satisfaction with Anaesthesia Scale after full recovery. This was self-administered, comprised 11 items (e.g. 'I felt pain') and has a score range of -3 (poor satisfaction) to +3 (very sa..

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