Emerg Med J 20:109 doi:10.1136/emj.20.1.109-a
  • Book review

Pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia

B Krauss, R M Brustowicz, editors. (PP 327; $39.95). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1999. ISBN 0-683-30558-1.

  1. M Cunliffe
  1. Alder Hey Children's NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK

      As all who deal with children are well aware, over the past 10 years it has become unacceptable practice to physically restrain children for painful and non-painful procedures. There have been changes to the law with the Children's Act and the recent Human Right's Act to further constrain us and tie our own hands, alongside a growing demand from parents and children that a more humane approach is needed. This means we have to replace physical with pharmacological restraint.

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