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Sedating kids in strange spots

This post is based on a talk prepared by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anesthesiologists Congress for 2017 held in Johannesburg. As invited faculty I think when they first offered this the plan was to do sedation in the dental chair. Which I’ve never done. And this is for a refresher […]

via Sedating Kids in Strange Spots — The Collective

Ketamine reduces the need for intubation in patients with acute severe mental illness and agitation requiring transport to definitive care: An observational study


Ketamine reduces the need for intubation in patients with acute severe mental illness and agitation requiring transport to definitive care: An observational study

Not Surviving Sedation :Guess what they chose?

Victorian prehospital chemical restraint 2017 update

It’s time for another post on everyone’s favourite drug: ketamine! Hooray! Ok, so this is not entirely about ketamine, but ketamine does come into it. AV paramedics have recently received training to administer IM ketamine to agitated patients as part of a greater focus on paramedic safety when managing these situations(MICA paramedics have had ketamine for […]

via Just Kalm Down! — AmboFOAM

Editors note : I find it surprising given the Australian research published on acute behavioural disturbance and updated guidelines in Queensland and NSW recently, that droperidol is not included in these latest Victorian Ambulance protocols. Why it has not replaced midazolam given its superior safety profile in the research, is baffling. And when its written that mild – moderate agitation can be managed with “a little midazolam”, I would suggest an oral agent is likely just as effective in this situation than a needle.


Chemical restraint should not be lethal injection

PHARM Podcast 164 VerSed gives you Cred in Victoria

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A little bit of this and a little bit of that..

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PHARM Podcast 163 Better Dead than VerSed Or How We ditched Midazoslam in Queensland for chemical restraint


Pronounced VER – SED (propietary name of Midazolam)

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PHARM Podcast 161 Can ketamine kill you?

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From Sedation Death We learn

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Surviving Sedation – a cautionary ketamine tale

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PHARM Podcast 156 Surviving Sedation 2016 guidelines

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Surviving Sedation Guidelines 2016 update


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Cardiac arrest sedation – towards best practice with ketamine


Is Ketofol the milk of human kindness for procedural sedation. St.Emlyn’s

St.Emlyn’s – Meducation in Virchester #FOAMed Another fine day in Virchester and another marvellous weekly Journal Club discussing Ketofol. I was unable to attend our traditional meeting (which ended a few minutes ago) as I was visiting my parents but I guess the beauty of #FOAMed is that you actually do not have to physically…

Ketamine sedation for psychostimulant intoxication

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Take two of these and call me in the morning

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