Procedural Sedation for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

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American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015 - Medical - 291 pages
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Invasive and noninvasive procedures are a common and necessary component in the management of infants and children with acute and chronic diseases. As technology continues to expand, there are an increasing number of techniques that require procedural sedation outside of the operating room.

Authored by experts in a variety of specialties, Procedural Sedation for Infants, Children, and Adolescents is a comprehensive guide for the initial design and implementation of a procedural sedation program and a tool to educate pediatric health professionals on medications used for sedation, associated adverse events, and the treatment of these adverse effects.

Contents include:
*Pre-sedation evaluation
*Documentation and parental instructions
*Monitoring for procedural sedation
*Specific clinical scenarios
*Non-pharmacologic interventions
*Topical and local anesthetic agents
*Quality improvement and assurance
*and more.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.

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