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University of Virginia Medical Center Clinical Protocol for Moderate or Deep Sedation/Analgesia in Children & Adolescents
 

Summary: University of Virginia Medical Center
Clinical Protocol for Moderate or Deep Sedation/Analgesia in Children & Adolescents
A. PURPOSE
Sedation and analgesia are used alone or in combination to facilitate the performance of medical or
surgical procedures, for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, while providing anxiolysis, sedation, amnesia
and/or pain relief for patient comfort. This protocol provides guidelines for the administration of sedation/
analgesia to children and adolescents throughout the Health System irrespective of the ward, unit or clinic
in which the patient resides or the laboratory, diagnostic or treatment suite in which the sedation/analgesia
is administered (a separate protocol covers Moderate or Deep Sedation/Analgesia in Adults) and in
association with the performance of procedures for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Other purposes or
uses of sedation and analgesia that are specifically exempt from this protocol are defined in Medical Center
Policy No. 0153. 1
For purposes of this protocol, children are defined as under age 18 years. This protocol
applies when the plan of care is for a moderate or deep level of sedation. Minimal sedation (anxiolysis) is
exempt from this protocol. This protocol applies for all procedures, and in all patient populations not
covered by a specialized protocol formally approved as described in Policy 0153.
Use of sedation/analgesia for procedures in continuouslymonitored, intubated patients (endotracheal or
tracheostomy), when completed in a critical care or intermediate care unit or the Emergency Department,
may not require specific separate evaluation or informed consent however, the medical record should
reflect awareness of the patient's medical status prior to the procedure and the minimum monitoring

  

Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences