How long do you stay in the room during (for lack of a better term) the
induction of sedation for a procedure in the ED? I think we have been
staying in the room until the peak effect occurs, assuring cardiorespiratory
stability, and then leaving the more routine monitoring to the ED nurse
and ortho squad.
Are you really saying that you spend a solid 20 to 30 minutes in a room
just giving and titrating the sedation? Or do you come and go, periodically
monitoring the safety and efficacy of the drugs?
Tom Terndrup, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
SUNY Health Science Center