When is a patient safe for discharge after procedural sedation? The timing of adverse effect events in 1367 pediatric procedural sedations.
- Published Article
Annals of Emergency Medicine
- Publication Date
Nov 01, 2003
Adverse effects were common; however, serious adverse effects rarely occurred after 25 minutes from the final medication administration. Those that did occur this late were all preceded by a separate similar adverse effect during the expected peak drug effect, which suggests that when similar medication regimens are used, discharge from the ED may be safe at approximately 30 minutes after final sedation medication administration if no adverse effects have occurred.
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