Thiopentone sedation for sedation of acutely agitated, violent, intoxicated patients: Evaluation of 2 cases

  • Howes M
  • Van Rensburg W
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Abstract

Two cases of violent, drug-intoxicated patients who presented considerable problems in management, and were resistant to standard sedative agents, are described. Effective and safe sedation, without the need for full anaesthesia and endotracheal intubation, was achieved using titrated doses of thiopentone. The merits of selecting this agent in these circumstances are discussed.

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  • Emergency
  • Sedation
  • Thiopentone

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Authors

  • Marten C. Howes

  • Werner Janse Van Rensburg

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