Respiratory arrest following intramuscular ketamine injection in a 4-year-old child.

Abstract

A healthy 4-year-old boy presented to the pediatric emergency department after inserting a black-eyed pea into his right external ear canal. Initial attempts at removal of this foreign body were unsuccessful, resulting in patient agitation. After administration of intramuscular ketamine for sedation, the patient was observed to experience one ineffective… (More)

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@article{Smith1993RespiratoryAF, title={Respiratory arrest following intramuscular ketamine injection in a 4-year-old child.}, author={J. A. Smith and Laura Santer}, journal={Annals of emergency medicine}, year={1993}, volume={22 3}, pages={613-5} }