Sedation

Pediatric sedation at Wesley Children’s Hospital offers patients the benefit of pain and anxiety relief based on each child’s specific needs prior to medical procedures. One of our pediatric intensivists, a hospital-based pediatric physician, is in the procedural unit each day. The pediatric sedation nurses specially trained for this patient population.

Some procedures appropriate for pediatric sedation include:

  • PIV start
  • Radiological/neurodiagnostic procedure
  • Procedural sedation with analgesia for PICC insertion, bone marrow aspiration or biopsy, bronchoscopy, circumcision, CVL removals, echocardiography, lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy, needle EMG with or without Botox injections, CT Scan, MRI scan, EDG, renal ultrasound, renal scan with nuclear medicine, cerebral arteriogram, EEG, shuntogram bone scan, thoracentesis US, radiation TX/non-invasive imaging, BAER and other procedures.

The pediatric sedation program at Wesley has provided superior patient and family care since 2003. Our pediatric sedation staff provides careful screening and continuous monitoring of each patient before, during and after each sedation. Child Life specialists contribute to the overall comfort and easy of stay with games, toys and procedure strategies.

Infusion

Wesley provides intravenous medications, blood, fluids, chemotherapy and other infusion therapies to pediatric patients in an outpatient setting.

Pediatric infusion procedures: Our pediatric sedation nurses, along with Child Life specialists, accomplish these infusions with skill and caring in a child-friendly setting. APHON (Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses) chemo certified nurses administer outpatient chemotherapy infusion.

Procedures at Wesley include:

  • Blood product infusion
  • Blood exchange transfusion
  • Botox Injection
  • Chemotherapy administration
  • Iron fusion
  • Radiation therapy

The sedation/infusion center is located on the second floor of building 4. For more information on pediatric sedation or infusion, please call (316) 962-7940.