Procedural Sedation & Analgesia
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Krauss BS, Krauss BA, Green SA. Managing Procedural Anxiety in Pediatrics. N Engl J Med 2016; 37:e19. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMvcm1411127. When children need medical care, the situation can be stressful for both the parent and the child. Pain, fear, and unfamiliar surroundings can lead to a high level of anxiety, which may make accurate assessment and treatment challenging….
Patient Education Handout
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Performing safe and effective procedural sedation in children requires the same foundational elements as other age groups – skilled personnel, an equipped setting and a structure to manage patients across the sedation continuum. However, children have unique developmental and physiologic vulnerabilities that require special consideration when planning and performing sedation.
Procedural sedation for children undergoing painful procedures is standard practice in emergency departments worldwide. Previous studies of emergency department sedation are limited by their single-center design and are underpowered to identify risk factors for serious adverse events (SAEs), thereby limiting their influence on sedation practice and patient outcomes.
ASA Classification System
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Clinical Policy
Intranasal medications, if understood and employed properly, are a great choice to avoid an IV or as a bridge until IV access is obtained. Learn the strengths and limits of intranasal fentanyl, midazolam, ketamine, and dexmedetomidine.
The Pediatric Procedural Sedation module will focus on the care of children (newborns through adolescence) undergoing moderate sedation. Release Date: January 2, 2014; End Date: December 31, 2016. Cost: $35
The Society for Pediatric Sedation has partnered with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to develop online CME for physicians. Online CME content and CME credit are available only to SPS members.