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Procedural Sedation [Child]

Your child was given medicine to prepare for today's procedure. This may have included both a pain medicine and a sleeping medicine. Most of the effects will wear off before your child is discharged; however, drowsiness may continue for the first 6-8 hours after the procedure.

Home Care:

1) For the first SIX HOURS after the procedure, observe your child closely. It is okay to let him/her sleep. But, wake your child up every two hours and check for the signs below.

2) DO NOT GIVE any pain medicine during the first FOUR HOURS after the procedure since this might react with the medicines you were given in the hospital causing a much stronger response than usual.

Follow Up

with your doctor as advised by our staff.

Get Prompt Medical Attention

if any of the following occur:

-- Increasing drowsiness or unable to wake up as usual

-- Weakness or dizziness

-- Cough or rapid breathing

-- Fast breathing (birth to 6 wks: over 60 breaths/min.; 6 wk - 2 yr: over 45 breaths/min.; 3-6 yr: over 35 breaths/min.; 7-10 yrs: over 30 breaths/min.; more than 10yrs: over 25 breaths/min.)

-- Slow breathing (birth to 6 wks: under 25 breaths/min.; 6 wk to 1 yr: under 20 breaths/min; 1 to 3 yrs: under 18 breaths/min.; 4 to 6 yrs: under 16 breaths/min.; 7 to 9 yrs: under 14 breaths/min; 10 to 14 yrs: under 12 breaths/min.; 15 to 18 yrs: under 10 breaths/min.)


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