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Atropine: Re-evaluating its use during paediatric RSI
  1. Alan Bean, Emergency Medicine Resident,
  2. Jeff Jones, MD, Research Director
  1. Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, Michigan, USA

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    Report by Alan Bean, Emergency Medicine ResidentSearch checked by Jeff Jones, MD, Research DirectorGrand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, Michigan, USA

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether pre-treatment with atropine reduces the incidence of clinically significant bradycardia in children undergoing rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia in the Emergency Department. 112 papers were found using the reported searches, of which two presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study …

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