The role of patient-controlled apparatus for sedation in the emergency department


Kekec Z., Akin A., Kilinc S., Sozuer E.

MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.72, no.6, pp.385-388, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-388

Abstract

Aim: Hand trauma is a fairly common cause of emergency unit admissions. Various analgesic and sedative agents are used to decrease pain and anxiety during minor surgical procedures for hand trauma patients and provide more comfortable conditions for the surgeon. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential role of patient-controlled sedation (PCS) during surgical procedures done under local anesthesia for hand trauma in the emergency department.