Development of a nurse-led sedation service for paediatric magnetic resonance imaging

  title={Development of a nurse-led sedation service for paediatric magnetic resonance imaging},
  author={M. B. Sury and D L Hatch and T Deeley and Claire Dicks-Mireaux and W. K. ‘Kling’ Chong},
  journal={The Lancet},
BACKGROUND Children generally lie still enough for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only if they are asleep, either under sedation, which is deeper than conscious sedation, or under anaesthesia. Anaesthesia resources, however, are limited, and non-anaesthetists must use sedation frequently. Demand for MRI has increased and the failure of our sedation regimen led to an impractical demand for anaesthesia and unacceptable waiting times for scanning. We have therefore developed a nurse-led sedation… CONTINUE READING


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