A survey of intranasal medication use in the paediatric emergency setting in England and Wales.

@article{Hadley2010ASO,
  title={A survey of intranasal medication use in the paediatric emergency setting in England and Wales.},
  author={Graeme Hadley and Ian K Maconochie and Abigail C Jackson},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={
          553-4
        }
}
For analgesia and sedation in the paediatric setting, intranasal medication is favourable for several reasons, in particular ease of administration and rapid onset of action. A survey was conducted of all Emergency Departments in England and Wales regarding their use of intranasal medication in children. Approximately 50% use intranasal medication, commonly intranasal diamorphine with sporadic use of other opiates. Intranasal midazolam is used for sedation but is less well tolerated than when… CONTINUE READING
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