Sedating children for mri

Prior to the scan, the Board Certified Anesthesiologist will put your child into a very light sleep to help your child relax and minimize any fear or anxiety. Most patients are awake, alert, and ready for discharge within 30 - 45 minutes after the MRI scan is completed.

Both the Anesthesiologist and a Registered Nurse will monitor your child before, during and after the MRI study. There are usually no lasting effects from the medication after awakening.

The Child Life Specialists work with Doctors’ Office Tower clinics to identify children who might be eligible.

They even put on movie goggles that they will be using and headphones and also can lay in a foam tube to mimic the MRI tube.The function of sedation is management of anxiety, pain, and control of excessive motion.Diagnostic procedures for which emergency department (ED) sedation may be indicated include the following: Discussion about the risks, benefits, and alternatives with the parent or guardian is necessary before initiation of procedural sedation.Your child should be free of congestion, cough or fever for the scan.If your child's appointment is in our New Brunswick office, call 732-249-4410 x4561.Procedural sedation may be defined as the administration of sedative or dissociative agents, with or without analgesics, to induce a state that allows the patient to tolerate unpleasant procedures while maintaining cardiorespiratory function.

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