Robby (prettysneakysis) wrote in little_details,

Voluntary drug-induced coma

When: Present day

Where: The United States of America, more specifically a mansion in Texas.

Terms I have searched: "Induced Comas," "Thiopental," "Pentobarbital," "Propofol"

The plot: The plot at this point is kind of strange. It is a fiction story wherein the main charachter meets someone while he is in a coma. He wakes from his coma to find this person that he met is actually another coma patient. He has a friend who is a nurse, and wants to be put into a drug-induced coma to try and bring this other person out (by persuasion?). While reluctant at first, the nurse ultimately agrees, but will only do it at the main characters home, not at the hospital.

My Thoughts: Propofol seems to be the safest, however Thiopental seems to be just interesting enough if given in the wrong dosages (too little, it's supposedly a "truth serum," too much, and they're dead).

What I can't figure out: What do hospitals actually use, and how much? Also, what kind of monitoring of the patient is required and to what degree?

It has been a while since I posted here, so if I am doing something wrong, I will do my best to correct the issue as promptly as possible.

Thank you!
Tags: ~medicine: knocking 'em out

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