ed procedural sedation with Propofol

The last American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) guideline recommendations regarding the use of propofol for ED procedural sedation was in 2007. Much research has since demonstrated its safety in adults and children. Furthermore, many clinicians are co-administering ketamine or fentanyl in conjunction. This 2018 ACEP update​1​ addresses these issues and much more. The following infographic summarizes the key points.

Guideline Review: ED Procedural Sedation with Propofol

procedural sedation with propofol infographic


  1. 1.
    Miller K, Andolfatto G, Miner J, Burton J, Krauss B. Clinical Practice Guideline for Emergency Department Procedural Sedation With Propofol: 2018 Update. Ann Emerg Med. February 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30732981.
Kelly Wong, MD

Kelly Wong, MD

ALiEM Guidelines Editor
Emergency Medicine Resident
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brown Alpert Medical School