Sedation in the emergency department: A complex and multifactorial challenge

Robert M. Kennedy

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Painful therapeutic procedures are frequently necessary during emergency care of children, many of whom already have a painful and frightening injury or illness. Immobility for diagnostic radiological procedures in young children is also often required. These procedures are distressful for the children, their parents, and their healthcare providers. Inadequately relieved procedure-related pain and distress produces physiological and psychological reactions that have acute and long-term consequences [1–6].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room
Subtitle of host publicationA Multispecialty International Collaboration
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages70
ISBN (Electronic)9780387097145
ISBN (Print)9780387097138
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


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