Topic: Tests & Procedures
This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about moderate sedation. Feel free to have the nurse go over any information you do not understand.
WHAT IS MODERATE SEDATION?
Moderate sedation is the use of a medication to make your child sleepy and drowsy.
WHY IS MODERATE SEDATION NECESSARY?
Your child needs to be perfectly still or asleep for a test. If your child moves, the test cannot be done.
WHAT MEDICINE DID MY CHILD RECEIVE?
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY CHILD AFTER MODERATE SEDATION?
The medication used to sedate your child may cause drowsiness and unsteadiness when he or she is walking. Your child needs to be supervised closely until the effects of the sedative have worn off. It may take several hours for your child to be himself or herself. Your child should not go to school today. The medication may affect your child in several ways:
1. Your child may be less active, irritable or complain of dizziness.
2. His or her appetite may be decreased today. You may give your child liquids today and add to the diet as your child becomes more alert.
3. If your child is not fully awake or acting normally by morning, please call the doctor who ordered the test.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS WITH MY CHILD?
Please call the department where the test was done for any questions or concerns: ______________________. After regular working hours, please call your child’s doctor. We need to know if your child had problems at home. Please call the next day to let us know what happened.
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Corregido: 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003
The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.
Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.
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Revised: 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003
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