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Sedation in fibreoptic bronchoscopy

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:872

Further study is needed

  1. M R J Parker,
  2. C J E Day,
  3. A H Coote
  1. Intensive care research fellow Lecturer in anaesthesia Anaesthetic research fellow Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW

    EDITOR,—We agree with M Q F Hatton and colleagues that it is unnecessary to sedate a patient for a procedure for which local anaesthesia may be used satisfactorily.1 Sedation is safe provided that the administrator has had specific training and that guidelines for the selection of patients, monitoring, resuscitation facilities, and use of supplemental oxygen are followed. The drugs and techniques used should …

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