Trends in nurse-administered procedural sedation and analgesia across cardiac catheterisation laboratories in Australia and New Zealand: Results of an electronic survey
Conway, Aaron, Rolley, John, Page, Karen and Fulbrook, Paul. (2014). Trends in nurse-administered procedural sedation and analgesia across cardiac catheterisation laboratories in Australia and New Zealand: Results of an electronic survey. Australian Critical Care. 27(1), pp. 4 - 10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2013.05.003
|Authors||Conway, Aaron, Rolley, John, Page, Karen and Fulbrook, Paul|
Background: Knowledge of current trends in nurse-administered procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory (CCL) may provide important insights into how to improve safety and effectiveness of this practice.
Objective: To characterise current practice as well as education and competency standards regarding nurse-administered PSA in Australian and New Zealand CCLs.
Design: A quantitative, cross-sectional, descriptive survey design was used.
Methods: Data were collected using a web-based questionnaire on practice, educational standards and protocols related to nurse-administered PSA. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse data.
Results: A sample of 62 nurses, each from a different CCL, completed a questionnaire that focused on PSA practice. Over half of the estimated total number of CCLs in Australia and New Zealand was represented. Nurse-administered PSA was used in 94% (n = 58) of respondents CCLs. All respondents indicated that benzodiazepines, opioids or a combination of both is used for PSA (n = 58). One respondent indicated that propofol was also used. 20% (n = 12) indicated that deep sedation is purposefully induced for defibrillation threshold testing and cardioversion without a second medical practitioner present. Sedation monitoring practices vary considerably between institutions. 31% (n = 18) indicated that comprehensive education about PSA is provided. 45% (n = 26) indicated that nurses who administer PSA should undergo competency assessment.
Conclusion: By characterising nurse-administered PSA in Australian and New Zealand CCLs, a baseline for future studies has been established. Areas of particular importance to improve include protocols for patient monitoring and comprehensive PSA education for CCL nurses in Australia and New Zealand.
|Keywords||conscious sedation; deep sedation; heart catheterisation; artificial cardiac pacing; cardiac electrophysiology|
|Journal||Australian Critical Care|
|Journal citation||27 (1), pp. 4 - 10|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2013.05.003|
|Page range||4 - 10|
|Research Group||School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
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