Ketamine sedation in children
Joanna Hall Lecturer practitioner, Paediatric emergency department at Barts and The London NHS Trust and St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
Tania Collyer Staff nurse, Paediatric emergency department at Barts and The London NHS Trust
JOANNA HALL and TANIA COLLYER review ketamine sedation services in an emergency department
The management of children who require minor surgical procedures can be particularly challenging. In older children and adults, procedures such as suturing of wounds, removal of foreign bodies and nail bed repairs are performed under local anaesthetic because these patients have the cognitive ability to understand the rationale for such procedures, and can therefore co-operate in them.
Emergency Nurse. 15, 5, 24-27. doi: 10.7748/en2007.09.15.5.24.c4251
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