The team assesses every child to ensure it is safe for them to receive sedation medications.Our sedation team uses standard guidelines to ensure your child is safe during sedation.Depending on the level of sedation, children may be conscious and able to talk, or may be deeply asleep but still breathing on their own.
Sedating a child
Sedation is giving children medicine to make them more relaxed.
When children are sedated, they will often better tolerate a medical procedure and will often not remember the procedure.
It’s not unusual for parents to consider avoiding such potential problems by using medication to make their baby sleep.
Medication is a tempting way to keep your baby quiet for a few hours during a trip, but I don’t recommend it.
Pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists are increasing being called upon to safely sedate and provide analgesia for these children for diagnostic procedures (CT, MRI, angiogram, endoscopy, and bronchoscopy) and for therapeutic interventions (interventional radiology, intracranial injury, and emergency stabilization).