Prompt administration of reversal agents and respiratory support are critical for over-sedation emergencies.
An adult male patient presented for treatment to a dentist who held a Board of Dentistry conscious sedation permit. The patient had a significant medical history, including Down syndrome, severe mental impairment, congenital heart disease, and pulmonary hypertension. An oral benzodiazepine was given one hour before the patient arrived for his appointment, so he was lethargic upon arrival. Prior to the procedure, the patient was given additional parenteral ...Continue Reading →