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Intranasal fentanyl and high-concentration inhaled nitrous oxide for procedural sedation: A prospective observational pilot study of adverse events and depth of sedation

A randomized clinical trial comparing oral, aerosolized, intranasal, and aerosolized buccal midazolam

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Child Life Corner

Kris Frey, CCLSKris Frey, CCLS
Section Editor

Did You Know This? Nonpharmacologic Techniques for Distress Reduction During Emergency Medical Care: A review

Eldridge C. Kennedy R.  Clinical pediatric emergency medicine.  2010;11:244-250.

“When pain is effectively managed, distress in children undergoing Emergency Department procedures is often due to anxiety and fear. This distress can be caused by many factors including being in an unfamiliar environment, exposed to strangers, not knowing what to expect or anticipation based upon previous painful experiences. This article reviews some of the many non-pharmacological developmentally-based strategies that can be implemented in the emergency department to reduce a child’s distress. These techniques can help improve treatment and procedural success, and ultimately create a more satisfying experience for the patient, family and medical team.”

Breakout Session at SPS Conference 2012: Relax and Let Yourself Be Distracted

By Kris Frey, CCLS and Jeff Dettore, CCLS

This presentation focused on how to utilize distraction and diversion during procedures to compliment the sedation medication and/or reduce or eliminate the need for sedation.

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