Sunday, May 30, 2010

Versed so that students can abuse you.

Here is a post from Article on "Is IV Sedation Being Overused?" Is this what medical care has come to? We are going to force patients to endure a dangerous, unpredictable drug, known to cause PTSD like symptoms, long term memory problems and paradoxical reactions so that med students can comfortably joke about their screw ups? Not to mention that the costs associated with the use of Versed are astronomical. Here's the link to the entire article. Is IV sedation being overused?

lamedstudent May 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Heavier sedation gives an opportunity for medical students to be involved without scaring the patient. What patient wants to hear during the procedure “I’ve never done this before”, “oops” (or worse) or from the attending, “don’t worry, we can fix it”.

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