APPENDIX 3

Drugs That May Be Needed to Rescue a Sedated Patient

Albuterol for inhalation
Ammonia spirits
Atropine
Diphenhydramine
Diazepam
Epinephrine (1:1000, 1:10 000)
Flumazenil
Glucose (25% or 50%)
Lidocaine (cardiac lidocaine, local infiltration)
Lorazepam
Methylprednisolone
Naloxone
Oxygen
Fosphenytoin
Racemic epinephrine
Rocuronium
Sodium bicarbonate
Succinylcholine
  • The choice of emergency drugs may vary according to individual or procedural needs.

  • Source: American Society of Anesthesiologists, Task Force on Sedation and Analgesia by Non-anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology. 2002;96:1004–1017