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Sedating children

When the scan has finished, the radiographer will move the bed out of the scanner.

They will then move your child into the recovery area to wake up from the sedation.

Your child should wear clothes without zips or metal poppers for the scan – otherwise they will need to change into a gown.

Before the scan starts, the nurse or radiographer will check you or your child do not have a pacemaker, metal implants or clips, dental braces, a history of metal fragments in the eyes or any allergies. If you are wearing a medication patch, for instance, for pain relief or to quit smoking, please remove this before you go into the scanner room.

You should be prepared to stay in the department until your child is fully awake and has had something to eat and drink.

Most families are able to go home a couple of hours or so after the scan.

You will be able to stay with your child if you wish.

When your child is in the correct position, the radiographer will move the bed inside the scanner and then go into the control room.

MRI scans are not suitable for people with certain metal implants inside them (such as pacemakers) because the scanner emits a strong magnetic field.Various types of scan such as CT, ultrasound and x-rays can show the size and shape of parts of your child’s body but not in as much detail as an MRI scan.The information from the scan is then used to help with diagnosis and plan their treatment.If you would like further advice about preparing your child for the scan, please ring the department’s play specialist on the numbers below.We assess all children to see if they might benefit from sedation.

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The medications used for sedation vary depending on a child's age, weight, developmental level, health history, physical exam and the type of test being performed. A sedation nurse practitioner, physician assistant or physician will evaluate the child prior to the test and discuss the sedation plan with the parents, including. 
26-Jul-2018 21:05
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Aug 24, 2017. Those administering deep sedation also must be able to perform tracheal intubation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Additionally, the skilled observer for either moderate or deep sedation must be trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. The use of capnography is highly encouraged for children who. 
26-Jul-2018 21:11
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Unlike opioids, it produces sedation without significant adverse effects on cardiovascular or respiratory function at therapeutic doses. In children it is orally administered for painless imaging. Nitrous oxide gas, delivered with oxygen, also acts as an NMDA receptor antagonist. It has a rapid anxiolytic/sedative/analgesic effect. 
26-Jul-2018 21:13
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Safety is parents' top consideration when it comes to their child receiving dental sedation. Dentists may recommend sedation for long, complex procedures and for patients who are especially young or nervous. Sedating a patient is normally a very safe procedure, and parents can help reduce the risks and stress level for. 
26-Jul-2018 21:17
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Sedation is used to help children relax and remain still during a test or procedure. It can help minimize your child's fears and anxieties. 
26-Jul-2018 21:20
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This page explains about having an MRI scan under sedation, and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital GOSH to have this procedure. An MRI magnetic resonance imaging scan uses a magnetic field rather than x-rays to take pictures of your child's body. The MRI scanner is a hollow. 
26-Jul-2018 21:24
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