Items in FPM with MESH term: Patient Care

Procedural Sedation in the Acute Care Setting - Article

ABSTRACT: Many patients require sedation during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Ideally, procedural sedation minimizes the patient's awareness and discomfort while maintaining the patient's safety. Appropriate monitoring by trained personnel is the key to successful procedural sedation. These techniques should be used only by health care professionals skilled in managing complications, including cardiorespiratory compromise. It is important to take a complete history and perform a thorough physical examination, paying special attention to the selection of pharmacologic agents. Common sedative agents include etomidate, ketamine, fentanyl, and midazolam. These have become the agents of choice for procedural sedation because of their ease of use, predictable action, and excellent safety profiles. All patients requiring procedural sedation should be monitored by qualified staff at the bedside until they have recovered to an age-appropriate baseline mental status and function.

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Making Patient Care Easier Under Multiple Managed Care Plans - Feature

Tips for Making Inpatient Care More Efficient - Feature

The Chivalrous Physician - Balancing Act

Beyond EHRs: How Technology Can Help You Treat Chronic Illness - Feature

Caregiver Support for Women During Childbirth: Does the Presence of a Labor-Support Person Affect Maternal-Child Outcomes? - Cochrane for Clinicians

What People Want from Their Family Physician - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

What a Patient's Numbers Don't Tell - The Last Word

How Health Care Reform Will Affect Family Physicians - Feature


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