I tried to use it a few times and I found that the duration of sedation was too short (about 2-3 minutes in some patients, expecially with repeat dosing) to be of any real benefit.
Jason A. Foland, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Physician
Nemours Children's Clinic
Medical Director, Pediatric Respiratory Therapy
Sacred Heart Women & Children's Hospital
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> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:58:27 -0400
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> Subject: Etomidate for painful procedures
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> I know this has been discussed in the past but when I searched the List it
> seems most discussions are on RSI.
> What are the lists experience and thoughts on the use of etomidate in
> children for painful procedures.
> What doses are being used, any caveats or concerns. Any problems with
> anesthsia dept.
> Thanks in advance.
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