Delivery of Agents for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia by Emergency Nurses

Here’s an ACEP statement I can appreciate: Delivery of Agents for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia by Emergency Nurses.

Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors April 2005 and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Board March 2005
(Policy #400347, Approved April 2005)

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) support the delivery of medications used for procedural sedation and analgesia by credentialed emergency nurses working under the direct supervision of an emergency physician. These agents include but are not limited to etomidate, propofol, ketamine, fentanyl, and midazolam.

The best war reporting going

If you’re not reading Michael Yon’s Online Magazine you’re missing out.  I don’t know enough about Ernie Pyle’s writing to compare the two, but he is following in Pyle’s footsteps, actually going with the troops as they do their jobs.

His writing is gripping, and he pulls no punches; when we screw up, he writes about that, too.  He’s a daily read for me.

Get ‘em in now…MedBlogs Grand Rounds

From Dr. Emer:

I’m hosting the 46th (how far we’ve gone!) GR this Tuesday.
Can you submit choice posts to doc.emer@gmail.com on or before 8pm, EST Monday, August 8?

Thanks and hope to see you guys there!

nothing to say? Say nothing.

That’s where I am today. Lots of shifts and not much ‘other’ time, and the blog suffers.

I am in an extra-cranky mood, and am refraining from blogging about patient interactions until I’m, well, less cranky.