I'm pretty sure ketamine is not indicated for use that young.
James> Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 16:51:31 -0800> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: ketamine for septic w/u> To: [log in to unmask]> > Do any of you sedate kids to get a septic wu done? I had a 4 week old > (today he was 4weeks) with fever of 38.6 who looked quite good , > feeding bottle avidly, had hx cough and was rsv neg. no one could get > iv (nicu nurses tried eight times) and i could not get lp due to xs > squirming. It would seem to be so much easier for me and prob for kid > to give i m ketamine, get a line (groin if needed or ej) and do the lp > on a stationary target. Whaddya think? whaddya do? would everyone > have done a complete work up? we got cbc,crp and ua/cxr which were > normal and the cx was pending of course.> > don> > For more information, send mail to [log in to unmask] with the message: info PED-EM-L> The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:> http://listserv.brown.edu/ped-em-l.html
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