Post Procedure

Here is my own department’s checklist, in keeping with ACEP policy [5].

POST PROCEDURE

The patient should not leave Resus until spontaneously alert and talking
Mobilise with aid initially (if appropriate)
Discharge criteria:

Observations back to, or better than baseline
Pain controlled
Enter data on the sedation registry on the Resus room computer
Discharge criteria met: Yes / No
Consultant signature: Consultant name: Date:
Nurses signature: Nurses name: Date

 

Note that the College [6] and Academy of Royal Medical Colleges [16] recommend such patients should be discharged into the care of a responsible third-party (with verbal and written instructions).

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