Pediatric sedation

Yasmeen N. Daud, Douglas W. Carlson

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Abstract

Pediatric sedation is an evolving field performed by an extensive list of specialties. Well-defined sedation systems within pediatric facilities are paramount to providing consistent, safe sedation. Pediatric sedation providers should be trained in the principles and practice of sedation, which include patient selection, pre-sedation assessment to determine risks during sedation, selection of optimal sedation medication, monitoring requirements, and post-sedation care. Training, credentialing, and continuing sedation education must be incorporated into sedation systems to verify and monitor the practice of safe sedation. Pediatric hospitalists represent a group of providers with extensive pediatric knowledge and skills who can safely provide pediatric sedation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-717
Number of pages15
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Credentialing
  • Monitoring
  • Patient selection
  • Pediatric
  • Pediatric hospitalist
  • Pre-sedation assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Sedation

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