Sedation Resources: Articles

American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2008 OctGan TJ, Hanna M, Ch MBB, Madden A, Lu M, Muir H. (2008 October)78% of Patients Who Had Nurse Delivered Sedation Have BIS Levels Consistent with General Anesthesia. Presentation (Abstract A192) at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiology, Orlando FL

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American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005 Dec; 100(12):2689-95Pater S, Vargo JJ, Khandwala F, Lopez R, Trolli P, Dumont JA, Conwell DL, Zuccaro G.Deep sedation occurs frequently during elective endoscopy with meperidine and midazolam. This paper describes prevalence and risks under which unintended levels of deep sedation occur, when meperidine and midazolam are used with the intention of moderate sedation during elective endoscopy procedures.Read more....
Anesthesiology. 2000 May;92(5):1229-36Langeron O, Masso E, Huraux C, Guggiari M, Bianchi A, Coriat P, Riou B.Prediction of a difficult mask ventilation. This article discusses difficult mask ventilation (DMV), and identifies factors that may predict DMV to allow for better airway management during face mask ventilation.Read more....
Anesthesiology Analg. 2009 Dec;109(6):1870-80.El-Orbany M1,  Woehlck HJ.Difficult mask ventilation. This review summarizes current knowledge about difficult mask ventilation.Full text available here.
Anesthesiology Clinics. 2007 Jun;25(2):283-300Sundar E, Sundar S, Pawlowski J, Blum R, Feinstein D, Pratt SCrew resource management and team training. This article looks at crew resource management and its applicability to medical team training, including guidelines to setting up program. Also discussed is crisis resource management, and its use in acute medical situations.You can purchase or read a copy of this article here.