We practice as a pediatric hospital within a larger hospital system.
As we move to computerized order sets, our Anesthesia Dept is again threatening to fight us on the use of Ketamine / Etomidate in the ED for procedural sedation. (Don't even mention Propofol!)
I know many of you have been through this battle before....I have position statements ready from the AAP and Anesthesia Society. Any other recommendations or strategies? This could go to a confrontation at the MEC level, where we'll have to convince adult surgeons, etc. of our plight. Our Adult ED colleagues will support us, since they have been fighting the same battle as well.
Thanks in advance,
Fernando G. Mendoza, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Children's Emergency Center
Baptist Children's Hospital
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