Children sometimes need medicine to relax and stay pain free during medical tests or procedures. For example, young children may need sedation to be still during MRI or CT scans. Doctors and advanced practice nurses in our division have special training to monitor and safely sedate children and teens. Our team also works with specialists from Child Life Services, who provide non-drug ways to reduce anxiety.
Sedation is different from general anesthesia. During sedation, children can still respond to some level of stimulus. They can breathe on their own without the need for breathing machines.
About deep sedation
Learn more about what to expect and how to prepare your child for deep sedation.
Frequently-asked questions (FAQ)
Learn the answers to some of the most common questions about sedation asked by our patients and families.
Call (615) 533-4579 for answers to your questions about pediatric sedation.
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