Pediatric sedation has evolved to include many specialties. This is the first book which is directed towards the broad range of specialists who deliver pediatric sedation outside of the operating room. The contributing authors are internationally recognized leaders in sedation and in their specialty.
The specialty-specific chapters are designed to be applicable to all sedation providers worldwide. For example, emergency medicine physicians will find information in the chapters entitled “Sedation of Pediatric Patients for Dental Procedures” and “Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit” that applies to their own practice. When applicable, chapters conclude with “Case Studies” which present challenging clinical scenarios.
Patient safety is highlighted, including the design and medico-legal implications of existing pediatric sedation services in the United States, Europe, and the developing world. Fundamental chapters provide in-depth reviews of topics which include, but are not limited to, physiology, pharmacology, and patient assessment. Up-to-the-minute, the book presents the latest guidelines across the specialties, both in the United States and abroad, and noteworthy, ongoing research endeavors.
· Comprehensive presentation of pediatric sedation across all specialties worldwide
· Case studies of real-life difficult clinical situations
· International roster of leaders in sedation
· Directed towards specialists in anesthesia, gastroenterology, oncology, radiology, internal medicine, nursing, hospital administration, pediatrics, dental, intensive care, emergency and hospital medicine