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Inhalational anaesthesia in emergency medicine using a new volatile--sevoflurane.
  1. R G Mitchell,
  2. N Nichol,
  3. A S Goldie,
  4. D J Steedman
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.


    Two cases are described in which an inhalation anaesthetic was performed in order to secure an airway in patients with upper airway compromise. The agent used, sevoflurane, is relatively new and its properties are described. This is an important technique in which accident and emergency staff should obtain the appropriate supervised training.

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