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Sedation for combative patients

Louis N. Molino, Sr. LNMolino at aol.com
Fri Aug 8 10:23:36 BST 2008


I had to smile and recall a semi joke once stated by an instructor who referred to "BLS sedation" he made the comment that it came in two doses D and E both generally green (note 15 years ago)

LNM from Baku, Azerbaijan 
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Tanmoy Das" <drtanmoy at gmail.com>

Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 14:45:39 
To: Trauma &amp, Critical Care mailing list<trauma-list at trauma.org>
Subject: Re: Sedation for combative patients


You could try Clonidine or Dexmedetomidine for sedation of traumatized
patients who are combative.

2008/8/8 gamal ejaimi <gamalejaimi at hotmail.com>

>
> It is interesting and some time mandatory for such patients. small doses of
> combined ketamine and propofol may be beneficial
>
> ----------------------------------------
> > Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 14:39:35 -0700
> > From: sarah_callier at yahoo.com
> > Subject: Sedation for combative patients
> > To: trauma-list at trauma.org
> >
> > What is your openion on the sedation of combative patients? I am involved
> in a protocal commitie for EMS, We are looking at establishing protocals to
> allow the sedation of combative patients. Pt's that would fit into the
> catagory for this treatment would be Psychiatric patientswho are violent and
> pose a threat to themselves to the Police and to EMS providers. We will have
> strict guidelines for the administration of the medications. We are looking
> at using Versed Ativan and possibly the use of Droperidol. We are also
> looking at the possibility of sedation for RSI and for combative trauma
> patients. Any openions on what is better?
> >
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Dr. Tanmoy Das,MD
Senior Consultant & Head,
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine & Pain,
Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata. India
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