POEM 03.03.17

Patient Orientated Evidence that Matters

Do I need to wake up my Anaesthetist to perform a procedural sedation?

Intra-articular lignocaine (IAL) versus intravenous analgesia with or without sedation (IVAS) for manual reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation in adults.

First published: 13 April 2011

Authors Conclusions: We observed no significant difference between IAL and IVAS with regard to the immediate success rate of reduction, pain during reduction, post-reduction pain relief and reduction failure. Compared to IVAS, IAL may be less expensive and may be associated with fewer adverse effects and a shorter recovery time.

Ill let him sleep and get back to bed sooner myself.