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#26 Sedation Emergencies


It’s not uncommon for a patient’s medical history to list adverse drug reactions. Histories of compromised airway or difficulty breathing should be taken seriously. These reports indicate severe allergic reaction and anaphylaxis. Allergic reactions can be reduced by completing a thorough medical history and interview. Intravenous administration of a drug test dose and titration may provide an early warning of adverse reactions.