Conscious sedation of children in A&E
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Conscious sedation of children in A&E

Jason Gray A&E Charge Nurse, Whittington Hospital, London

JASON GRAY describes the sometimes controversial practice of conscious sedation of children

The administration of ketamine has been employed and validated by emergency clinicians in the United States for over 20 years. However, its use as a sedative agent for the completion of painful procedures on children in A&E departments has been greeted with great scepticism in the UK.

Emergency Nurse. 9, 8, 26-31. doi: 10.7748/en2001.

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