Thank you to Dr. Robert Edmonds, an emergency medicine staff physician at Langley Air Force Base. (Note: The views and opinions of this article are not the official position of the United States Air Force or Langley Air Force Base.)
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 36 – No 01 – January 2017
Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.
Resources for Further Reading
- Practice guidelines for preoperative fasting and the use of pharmacologic agents to reduce the risk of pulmonary aspiration: application to healthy patients undergoing elective procedures: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters. Anesthesiology. 2011;114:495-511.
- Godwin SA, Burton JH, Gerardo CJ, et al. Clinical policy: procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;63(2):247-58.e18.