Procedural sedation and analgesia in trauma

Steven G. Schauer, Jason F. Naylor

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is a core competency for emergency physicians (EP) that is commonly practiced.1-4 PSA entails suppressing a patient’s level of consciousness with sedative or dissociative agents to alleviate pain, anxiety, and suffering to enhance medical procedure performance and patient experience (Table 22.1).1,5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Emergency Medicine Trauma Handbook
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781108647397
ISBN (Print)9781108450287
StatePublished - Aug 23 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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