PHM Focus

Schedule at a Glance

Choosing the Appropriate Procedural Sedation Agent for Your Patient

Primary Leader:
Crystal Davenport

Jorge Ganem
Ricardo Quinonez
Jason Reynolds
Michael Turmelle

Objective 1:
Identify the sedation and analgesic needs of your patient so that you can achieve the Goldy-Locks level of sedation.

Objective 2:
Compare and contrast the analgesic and sedative properties of commonly used agents

Objective 3:
Review potential adverse events in procedural sedation

Procedural sedation by Pediatric Hospitalists is an evolving field with a wide spectrum of practice among individual providers and institutions. In order to provide safe and effective procedural sedation, Pediatric Hospitalists should use a thoughtful, up to date, and evidence-based approach in choosing the most appropriate sedation agent(s). Using the most appropriate pharmacologic agent(s) for procedural sedation leads to successful outcomes including, minimizing pain and anxiety, successful medical procedures, obtaining the necessary diagnostic study efficiently and above all, ensuring the patient's safety. The objective of this session is to help the Pediatric Hospitalist develop an approach to choosing the most appropriate pharmacologic agent(s) for procedural sedation. We accomplish this through a combination of didactic and interactive case-based discussion where we address all aspects of the sedation continuum that a Pediatric Hospitalist needs to consider in order to provide safe and effective care.