CHICAGO, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced its intention to develop a position statement on recommendations for procedural sedation.
Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS) explained that such a position statement on recommendations for procedural sedation would encapsulate guidelines and recommendations from leading medical organizations in Canada and the United States:
Mr. Wong noted the interest of the PPAHS in procedural sedation, citing recent clinical education podcasts that PPAHS has produced and released:
"Capnography Monitoring: Yesterday's Luxury, Today's Necessity During Conscious Sedation" which featured an interview with Matt Kurrek, MD, FRCPC (Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto) and Richard Merchant, MD, FRCPC (Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia, Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology & Therapeutics). Drs. Kurrek and Merchant co-authored an editorial, "Yesterday's Luxury, Today's Necessity," after the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CSA) published its revised 2012 guidelines to the practice of anesthesia. The CSA guidelines emphasize the need for end tidal CO2 monitoring during conscious sedation. In the podcast, Drs. Kurrek and Merchant discuss why capnography monitoring may have been considered yesterday's luxury, but is now a necessity during procedures involving conscious sedation.
Individuals and organizations interested in assisting in the review of the recommendations for procedural sedation are invited to contact PPAHS.
About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote safer clinical practices and standards for patients through collaboration among healthcare experts, professionals, scientific researchers, and others, to improve healthcare delivery. For more information, please go to www.ppahs.org.
SOURCE Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety