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Effects of initial pain treatment on sedation recovery time in pediatric emergency care.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric Emergency Care
0749-5161
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
100–103
Identifiers
PMID: 16481925
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sedation (K/M) recovery time is significantly greater for children receiving initial pain treatment (morphine or meperidine). Children receiving meperidine had the longest recovery time. Considering this prolonged recovery time and the unique adverse effects of meperidine compared with morphine, we recommend meperidine not be used for initial ED pain treatment of children.

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