Suzanne Swanson Mendez

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OBJECTIVE Dexmedetomidine is an α2 agonist with sedative, anxiolytic, and analgesic properties. The intranasal (IN) route avoids the pain of intravenous (i.v.) catheter placement but limited literature exists on the use of IN dexmedetomidine. This study examines the effectiveness and safety of IN dexmedetomidine for sedation of patients undergoing(More)
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Dr Rauch has served as a consultant for Baxter Pharmaceuticals. Ongoing support for Dr Simon includes award K23NS062900 from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, Seattle Children’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research and CTSA grant ULI RR025014 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to describe the experience of Latino parents of hospitalized children during family-centered rounds (FCRs). BACKGROUND Family-centered rounds provide a mechanism to exchange information and facilitate shared decision making. Latino parents may have a suboptimal experience during FCRs. Understanding this experience helps(More)
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