Many parents dread taking a baby on a plane or other public transportation for extended periods.
This guideline covers the assessment, preparation, training and monitoring needed when using sedation in people aged under 19.
It aims to help healthcare professionals decide when sedation is the most clinically and cost effective option for reducing pain and anxiety during operations for children and young people.
Therefore, many children and even some adults require sedation even though the procedure does not cause any pain.
The need for sedation is assessed by nurses and doctors responsible for her care in the MRI scanner based on her age, medical history and experience with past medical procedures.
Sedative medications may cause the muscles of the throat, esophagus and stomach to relax.
This may allow food and other stomach contents to come up into the esophagus and throat and these contents may then go into the windpipe and lungs.Next review: January 2019 How we develop NICE guidelines This guideline was previously called sedation in children and young people: sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people.The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available.One of children's greatest fears has long been the dentist. Dental sedation, or the practice of using drugs to relax or knock out a patient prior to a procedure, may be far more dangerous than people realize, accounting for at least 31 child deaths over the past 15 years, according to ) reports.Since 2007, 18,000 dentists across the country have taken weekend-long courses in oral sedation to gain training in techniques that can cost patients tens of thousands of dollars extra in bills per year, but some say the hotel-conference style seminars give a false sense of security.It’s not unusual for parents to consider avoiding such potential problems by using medication to make their baby sleep.