I rarely use this drug as I worry about the ethical implications of amnesia in a patient who believes they were unconscious. In an anxious patient I prefer to make the experience as pleasant as possible with such activities as talking, hand holding, my ‘Lullabies for Grown-ups’ playlist and making the theatre table up as a cosy bed with the forced air warmer already running. Even so, some people are so anxious that midazolam is totally appropriate as an anxiolytic, and it has a role in my practice when performing procedures.
The time to peak effect of midazolam is 2 minutes TRUE/FALSE
Midazolam is water soluble in an acidic solution TRUE/FALSE
Midazolam can be given orally TRUE/FALSE
Midazolam can be used as an anticonvulsant TRUE/FALSE
Upper airway reflexes are preserved with midazolam TRUE/FALSE