Atul Vats, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Atul Vats

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Sedation and analgesia approaches for children

Sedation and Analgesia Approaches for Critically Ill Children 1. Description of the problem Sedation and analgesia are needed in critically ill children to minimize anxiety and pain. Most will do well with a combination of a benzodiazepine (most commonly midazolam or lorazepam) with opiates (most commonly fentanyl or morphine) via intermittent doses or continuous infusions.…

Pediatric Status Epilepticus

Pediatric Status Epilepticus Synonym Seizures Related Conditions GCSE = Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus NCSE = Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus RSE = Refractory Status Epilepticus Neonatal SE = Neonatal Status Epilepticus AED = Anti-Epileptic Drug 1. Description of the problem Classical definition: seizure activity (continuous or episodic) without complete recovery of consciousness for > 30 minutes. Operational…

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