Good night, sleep tight: procedural sedation by Deb Shellshear


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.

Author: Tessa Davis Tessa Davis is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. She is from Glasgow and Sydney, but is currently living in London. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts

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