The Art of Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

Mowery, Bernice D.; Suddaby, Elizabeth; Kang, Kristin A.; Cooper, Leah
November 2008
Pediatric Nursing;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p490
Academic Journal
The article reports on the case of a 3-year-old Caucasian female who was brought to the emergency room after two weeks of a dry cough that became productive and bloody, with occasional post-tussive bloody emesis. It indicates that a child was pale and lethargic with tachycardia, hypotension, and dry mucous membrane. To make an accurate diagnosis, a plan was developed to sedate the child so that a bone marrow aspirate and lumbar puncture could be safely performed.


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