To Sleep or Not to Sleep? That is the Question: Working with a Pediatric Sedation Team to Successfully Evaluate and Prepare Children to Complete Radiology Imaging without Sedation
It is often thought that many children need to be sedated in order to obtain clear diagnostic images for medical purposes. This presentation will identify strategies on how to provide coping mechanisms to prepare select candidates for long scans without sedation.
■ Identify characteristics that lead to a child being able to successfully complete scans in the radiology department without sedation.
■ Discuss what unique information should be communicated to children prior to scans.
■ Identity the tools to coach children with coping mechanisms that will lead to successful imagessuccessful images.
■ Discuss the importance of identifying roles within the interdisciplinary team, building relationships and communicating effectively to support the patient.