Prolonged sedation and airway complications after administration of an inadvertent ketamine overdose in emergency department.
Capape, Susana; Mora, Elena; Mintegui, Santiago; Garcia, Silvia; Santiago, Mikel; Benito, Javier
European Journal of Emergency Medicine.
15(2):92-94, April 2008.
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The use of ketamine for pediatric sedation in the Emergency Department for painful procedures has become increasingly popular. Ketamine is a safe and effective sedative for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures in the Emergency Department. Sedation with this dissociative agent produces a rapid onset action, potent analgesia, adequate sedation, amnesia and minimal side effects. We report a case of prolonged sedation and airway complications after administration of an inadvertent intramuscular ketamine overdose in a healthy child.
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