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premedication

Surgery any drugs administered to sedate and otherwise prepare a patient for general anaesthesia
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Originally, we decided to premedicate clients with diphenhydramine alone because our QI project results suggested this intervention to be effective.
identify common issues and errors associated with the blood transfusion process, to help general practitioners, trainees, individuals working in the clinical laboratory, laboratory managers, and hospital administrators learn about common types of errors they are likely to encounter, and address issues such as making decisions about when to premedicate patients, strategies of warfarin reversal, and the diagnostic intricacies of thrombocytopenic pupura and transfusion-related acute lung injury.
They also noted that 35% of radiologists and 50% of cardiologists would withhold radiocontrast or premedicate patients with shellfish allergies.
Since the early 1970s, when the American Heart Association issued a health alert to the dental community to premedicate all patients with heart disease, rheumatic fever and MVP, dentists have faithfully administered the proper antibiotics to protect their patients from infectious complications that could effect the heart itself.
Poor pain management (including failure to premedicate for pain and treatments, and inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs) has triggered survey citations for abuse, violation of patients' rights (per the self determination act), and substandard care.
One boy, who described a clear pattern of EIA during ice hockey, did not premedicate, because "I usually never use my inhaler.