per 2007 intravenous medications
, 23rd edition, by betty l. gahart and adrienne r. nazareno, pages 406-410:
"[diazapam is] a benzodiazepine that depresses the central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous systems in an undetermined manner. . .side effects: apnea. . .cardiac arrest. . .depressed respiration. . .drowsiness, dyspnea. . .hyperventilation, laryngospasm. . ."
resuscitation equipment needs to be available and ready (airway, artificial ventilation, oxygen). romazicon is given to reverse the sedative effects of diazepam.
read the list of interventions i posted.
if you don't monitor the patient for respiratory depression, he might have a respiratory arrest which could lead to a cardiac arrest and end up with brain damage due to oxygen deprivation in the brain, or worse, dying, because nobody was around to monitor him having these side effects. see you in court at the malpractice lawsuit.