Prevent bad outcomes with procedural sedation meds

Leah M. Gehri, Chantal Howard, Cheryl Lorenzin, James R Miner

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Monitor ED patients undergoing procedural sedation constantly, both immediately after medications are given and after the painful portion of the procedure has been completed. Watch for these early signs of problems: Changes in respiratory rate or pattern. Changes in vital signs. Increased work of breathing or loss of airway reflexes. Restlessness or agitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalED Nursing
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011


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