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Procedural sedation and analgesia, commonly referred to as “sedation,” is a treatment strategy to relieve pain, anxiety and suppress patient movements during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures by administering anxiolytic, sedative, analgesic, and/or dissociative drugs. The goal is to minimize patient awareness and discomfort while maintaining patient safety. Sedation depth should vary in accordance with the specific needs of the patient and procedure.

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Clinical Guideline: Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients Before, During, and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures: Update 2016

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Cot CJ, Wilson S, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatr...

This report was developed through a collaborative effort of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to offer pediatric providers updated information and guidance in delivering safe sedation to children.

Clinical Guideline: Clinical policy: procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department

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Godwin SA, Burton JH, Gerardo CJ, Hatten BW, Mace SE, Silvers SM, Fesmire FM,...

This clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians is the revision of a 2005 clinical policy evaluating critical questions related to procedural sedation in the emergency department.

Video: Procedural sedation and analgesia in children

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Krauss BS, Krauss BA, Green SM.

This video describe procedural sedation and analgesia for children. Published: April 2014.

Clinical Guideline: Clinical practice guideline for emergency department ketamine dissociative sedation: 2011 update

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Green SM, Roback MG, Kennedy RM, Krauss B

This update of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline critically discusses indications, contrindications, personnel requirements, monitoring, dosing, coadministered medications, recovery issues, and future research questions for ketamine dissociative sedation.

Clinical Guideline: Sedation in children and young people: Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people

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NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

This clinical guideline covers the assessment, preparation, training and monitoring needed when using sedation in people under the age of 19. The aim is to help healthcare professionals decide when sedation is the most clinically and cost effective option for reducing pain and anxiety during operations for children and young people.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Guidelines for monitoring and management of pediatric patients during and after sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures: an update

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American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Cot ...

This report was developed through a collaborative effort of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to offer pediatric providers updated information and guidance in delivering safe sedation to children.

Clinical Guideline: Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients Before, During, and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures: Update 2016

Visit

Cot CJ, Wilson S, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatr...

This report was developed through a collaborative effort of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to offer pediatric providers updated information and guidance in delivering safe sedation to children.

Clinical Guideline: Clinical policy: procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department

Visit

Godwin SA, Burton JH, Gerardo CJ, Hatten BW, Mace SE, Silvers SM, Fesmire FM,...

This clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians is the revision of a 2005 clinical policy evaluating critical questions related to procedural sedation in the emergency department.

Video: Procedural sedation and analgesia in children

Visit

Krauss BS, Krauss BA, Green SM.

This video describe procedural sedation and analgesia for children. Published: April 2014.

Clinical Guideline: Clinical practice guideline for emergency department ketamine dissociative sedation: 2011 update

Visit

Green SM, Roback MG, Kennedy RM, Krauss B

This update of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline critically discusses indications, contrindications, personnel requirements, monitoring, dosing, coadministered medications, recovery issues, and future research questions for ketamine dissociative sedation.

Clinical Guideline: Sedation in children and young people: Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people

Visit

NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

This clinical guideline covers the assessment, preparation, training and monitoring needed when using sedation in people under the age of 19. The aim is to help healthcare professionals decide when sedation is the most clinically and cost effective option for reducing pain and anxiety during operations for children and young people.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Guidelines for monitoring and management of pediatric patients during and after sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures: an update

Visit

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Cot ...

This report was developed through a collaborative effort of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to offer pediatric providers updated information and guidance in delivering safe sedation to children.