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Pediatr Clin North Am. 1994 Feb;41(1):31-58.

Sedation for the pediatric patient. A review.

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Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.


Safe sedation of a pediatric patient requires a thorough knowledge of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drugs used to sedate the patient and the skills necessary to deal effectively with potential adverse events as a result of the sedation. The Sedation Guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on monitoring and appropriate selection of drugs.

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