The pediatric sedation unit: a mechanism for pediatric sedation.

  title={The pediatric sedation unit: a mechanism for pediatric sedation.},
  author={Lia H. Lowrie and Anita H. Weiss and Catherine Lacombe},
  volume={102 3},
OBJECTIVES We have created a pediatric sedation unit (PSU) in response to the need for uniform, safe, and appropriately monitored sedation and/or analgesia for children undergoing invasive and noninvasive studies or procedures in a large tertiary care medical center. The operational characteristics of the PSU are described in this report, as is our clinical experience in the first 8 months of operation. METHODS A retrospective review of quality assurance data was performed. These data… CONTINUE READING


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