Pediatric Procedural Sedation Service | MedStar Health
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Our full-time sedation service, led by pediatric intensivists, provides sedation for non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures lasting a few minutes to several hours. Our team consists of highly skilled pediatric sedation nurses and child life specialists that deliver care to over 1,000 children per year.

We assess the level of sedation needed and develop a plan of care for each child on an individualized basis. Our goal is to minimize the pain and emotional stress of treatment for the child while also supporting their family. We are dedicated to promoting safe, high-quality pediatric procedural care and take pride in our ability to accommodate scheduling requests with a minimal waiting period.

Procedures that may require sedation

We provide sedation for any medical procedure or test that is painful or anxiety-producing. The service includes elective procedures and both inpatients and outpatients. It is commonly used for:

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