Sedation is being used increasingly in children to allay anxiety and discomfort. Sedation can also increase the efficiency of performing both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children. There are a wide array of available sedation methods that are used by radiologists, gastroenterologists, hematologists/oncologists and emergency room physicians everyday. Indiscriminate use of sedatives has led to seizures, respiratory arrests and death in a variety of practice settings. With improved monitoring capability, more potent drugs and better understanding of the pharmacokinetics in children, it is possible to provide better care.
- pharmacology of sedatives
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health