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Propofol Infusion Syndrome Associated With Large-Dose Infusion for Treatment of Seizure Activity

Deters, Darlene MSN, RN, ARNP, CCRN; Metzler, Mark BSN, RN, CCRN, USAF; Morgan, Maria BSN, RN, CCRN; Pronovost, Elizabeth RN; Feider, Laura PhD, RN

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: May/June 2013 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p 118–122
doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3182864757
Clinical DIMENSION

This article presents a case study of a young man with a history of epilepsy and the use of a propofol infusion to control his symptoms. Propofol-related infusion syndrome is presented.

This article presents a case study of an adult male with a history of seizure disorder who was treated with propofol.

Darlene Deters, MSN, RN, ARNP, CCRN, is a board certified advance practice nurse at the Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry, San Antonio Militarily Medical Center in Ft Sam Houston, Texas.

Mark Metzler, BSN, RN, CCRN, is a captain of the US Air Force and is a critical care registered nurse at the Critical Care Nursing Services, San Antonio Military Medical Center in Ft Sam Houston, Texas.

Maria Morgan, BSN, RN, CCRN, is a critical care registered nurse at the Critical Care Nursing Services, San Antonio Military Medical Center in Ft Sam Houston, Texas.

Elizabeth Pronovost, RN, is a critical care registered nurse at the Critical Care Nursing Services, San Antonio Military Medical Center in Ft Sam Houston, Texas.

Laura Feider, PhD, RN, is regional chief, Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Southern Regional Medical Command Nursing Research Consultant.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of San Antonio Military Medical Center, the US Army Medical Department, the US Army Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the US Government.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Darlene Deters, MSN, RN, ARNP, CCRN, 3852 Roger Brooke Dr, Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234 (darlene.r.detersciv@mail.mil).

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