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Literature states that the use of sedation regimens that include routine reversal of benzodiazepines or narcotic agents are not recommded. An inter-professional team concurred that planned reversals would no longer be the standard of practice for patients post post-procedural sedation. An inter-professional team analyzed the use of reversal agents, reviewed literature related to sedation and analgesia by non-anesthesiologists, and proposed recommendations for practice changes.
practice guidelines, benzodiazepines, anesthesia, conscious sedation
Annett, Laurie; Higel-Backes, Nicole; Hoppe, Jaclyn; Huffman, Michelle; Jahn, Teresa; Klein, Bridget; Mackedanz-Johnson, Jessica; Skillings, Kirsten; Theis, Jayna; and Thoma, Jessica, "Beacon Journey: Improving Patient Outcomes: Reducing Adverse Drug Events Using an Inter-Professional Team Approach" (2016). Nursing Posters. 57.