Sedating agitated child ppt

26-Dec-2014 00:59

No "gold standard" currently exists for the objective assessment of sedation depth in critically ill pediatric patients requiring mechanical ventilation.The risks for these patients due to both over-sedation and under-sedation include poorer outcomes, reduced patient and family satisfaction, and increased costs to the institutions.Indeed, the provision of sedation and analgesia for children undergoing procedures and mechanical ventilation is now routine and the standard of care.Due to a wide spectrum of ages and developmental levels, sedation of infants and children is associated with unique challenges for even the most seasoned practitioner.Therefore, understanding the optimal level of sedation for each child’s circumstance and …

Historically, children have been undertreated for pain and painful procedures.Many practitioners believed that children neither remembered nor experienced pain to the same degree that adults did.Fortunately, the past 25 years has seen an explosion in research and interest in pediatric pain and sedation management.Special features of the MRI working environment, recent studies about sedation or anaesthesia, and success rates and risk profiles in this setting are presented.

Available tools were unsatisfactory for the authors' patient population and practice model.

The purpose of this study was to assess the content validity of the Pediatric Sedation-Agitation Scale (P-SAS), which was adapted from the Riker Sedation-Agitation Scale (SAS).