Claire C. Foster, MD MPH (she/her/hers)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Over 1,300 patients were identified as receiving two or more procedures with concurrent procedural sedation. Statistical analysis using paired samples in patients who underwent more than 4 episodes of procedural sedation found that the medication dose utilized was significantly larger for the final sedation compared to the first sedation (p value of 0.001). There were 77 complications in total. Pearson’s Chi-squared analysis showed an increase in complications with fewer episodes of procedural sedation (p value of 0.017).