Keywords: Proprofol,pediatrics,pediatric procedural sedation (PubMed Search)
Propofol is an IV hypnotic that is made in a soy-based emulsion containing soybean oil, egg lecithin, and glycerol. It has a very rapid onset time (10-50 seconds) and a brief duration of action making it ideal for ED sedation. Children have a more rapid metabolism of propofol than adults. Propofol has been shown to be safe and effective for Pediatric ED sedation in several studies.
Pearls on Propofol
Lopez M, Beltran G. Pediatric Procedural Sedation. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports. Dec 2008.