Ask anesthesia to be available within 20 minutes of your request to perform all of your sedations since what truly concerns them is patient care. And make sure that they are available 24 hours per day 365 days per year. While you are at it, ask them to give you even faster availability for all PED intubations, since obviously you can't handle the complications associated with these drugs. I am sure that they will be helpful then.
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On Feb 13, 2013, at 10:19 AM, Fernando G Mendoza <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Group-
> 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
> Miami, FL
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