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Deb Shellshear: Procedural sedation at DFTB17


This talk was recorded live on the second day at DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then why not book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference itself at

Things have moved on from the days of Brutaine – holding a child down whilst trying to whip a piece of crumbling blue crayon from their snotty nostril. Now, we have a cornucopia of pharmacological agents to assist us – from ketamine and midazolam to chloral and propofol. But who should we use them with? Or, perhaps more importantly, who should we avoid them with? What precautions do we need to take to make sure that everything is just plain sailing? Listen to Deb Shellshear tell you how to make life just that little bit easier.

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Nikki Abela also interviewed Deb after she gave her talk. You can listen to that on the RCEM Learning podcast.

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