oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Guidelines for sedation-analgesia in children - conscious sedation part II : guidelines



Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES Guidelines for sedation-analgesia in children Conscious sedation Part II (Continued from the SAJAA Volume 8 Number 1 February 2002) 7. Specific Techniques The pharmacopoeia of agents used for sedation and analgesia has evolved from a limited number of long acting agents (diazepam, trimeprazine, pethidine, morphine) with limited routes of administration to a wide range of shorter acting agents with many routes of administration (topical, local, transmucosal, oral, intranasal, rectal, intramuscular, intravenous and inhalational). A sedation analgesia plan should be individualised according to the child needs and may often be influenced by the anxiety of the ..


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