Procedural Sedation Learning Tools

Procedural sedation and analgesia, commonly referred to as “sedation,” is a treatment strategy to relieve pain, anxiety and suppress patient movements during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures by administering anxiolytic, sedative, analgesic, and/or dissociative drugs. The goal is to minimize patient awareness and discomfort while maintaining patient safety. Sedation depth should vary in accordance with the specific needs of the patient and procedure.

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Website: Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI)


Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) is an e-Learning and patient safety educational project funded through a grant by the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association. The overall goal of PAMI is to improve the safety of patients of all ages by developing tools and learning modules for health care providers to recognize, assess, and manage acute and chronic pain in acute care settings such as the Emergency Department. The tools and resources developed are designed to be used, adapted and implemented by any health care facility or agency based on their specific needs. The PAMI site also includes pain related resourcesapps/podcasts and learning modules. PAMI learning modules and materials are developed by a state and national expert panel and are multidisciplinary, targeting physicians, nurses, PAs, pharmacists, paramedics, hospital patient safety officers, risk managers and other providers.