New Resources - Subspecialty Rotations: Sedation


Sedation Resources 

Section Contributor: Alanna Higgins Joyce 


  1. Cravero JP, Havidich JE.  Pediatric sedation  evolution and revolution.  Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2011; 21 (7): 800-9.  Profiles of providers who administer sedation, literature concerning risk, methods for training providers. Also includes consideration of adverse events, use of ketamine and propofol, use of simulation training. (PC4, PBLI1) 


  1. Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients During and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures: An Update.  Pediatrics. 2006; 118: 2587-2602.   Review of sedation guidelines including history/physical, definitions of sedation levels, medications, monitoring, documentation, recovery, rescue, personnel, etc.  


  1. Mallory MD, Baxter AL, Kost SI.  Propofol vs pentobarbital for sedation of children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging: results from the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium.  Pediatric Anesthesia.  2009; 19(6): 601-611.  Article addresses contrasts between propofol and pentobarbital. Apnea occurred with a greater frequency in patients who received propofol, but the rate of apnea and airway complications for propofol was not statistically different from that seen in patients who received pentobarbital. (PC4) 


  1. Langhan ML, Mallory M, Herzog J. Lowrie J, Cravero J.  Physiologic monitoring practices during pediatric procedural sedation: a report from the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium.  Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.  2012; 166(11): 990-8.  Prospective, observational study. A large degree of variability exists in use of physiologic monitoring modalities for pediatric procedural sedation: specifically between sedation providers, medications, procedures, and patient types. (PC4, MK1)   

  1. Costa LR, Costa PS, Brasileiro SV, Bendo CB, Viegas CM, Paiva SM.  Post-discharge adverse events following pediatric sedation with high doses of oral medication. Journal of Pediatrics.  2012; 160(5): 807-13. (PC4)