Preprocedural fasting state and adverse events in children undergoing procedural sedation and analgesia in a pediatric emergency department.

@article{Agrawal2003PreproceduralFS,
  title={Preprocedural fasting state and adverse events in children undergoing procedural sedation and analgesia in a pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Dewesh Agrawal and Shannon F. Manzi and Raina S Gupta and Baruch Krauss},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={636-46}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Assessment of preprocedural fasting is considered essential in minimizing the risks of procedural sedation and analgesia. Established fasting guidelines are difficult to follow in the emergency department (ED). We characterize the fasting status of patients receiving procedural sedation and analgesia in a pediatric ED and assess the relationship between fasting status and adverse events. METHODS A prospective case series was conducted in a children's hospital ED during an 11… CONTINUE READING