Pediatric Sedation Pearls

Mark Gorelick, Joshua Nagler, Joseph D. Losek, Lalit Bajaj, Steven M. Green, Jan Luhmann, Robert Kennedy, Alfred Sacchetti, Douglas Nelson, James Miner, Faria Pereira

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The practice of procedural sedation and analgesia in pediatrics is evolving rapidly. Some of our practices are backed by substantial supporting data, whereas for others, the evidence base is less well developed, leading to substantial differences in provider preferences. In addition, the multidisciplinary nature of providing sedation and differences in local custom and regulatory requirements all contribute to a certain amount of practice variability: the "art" of sedation. To provide a forum for exploring this, we invited experts in pediatric procedural sedation to share their practices and "pearls", combining anecdotal experience with evidence from the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-278
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • adolescent patient
  • airway assessment
  • alfentanil
  • emergence reaction
  • ketamine
  • laryngospasm
  • nitrous oxide
  • procedural sedation and analgesia
  • propofol
  • remifentanil


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