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Pediatric Sedation

Child life experts take the fear out of hospital procedures

Pediatric Sedation: Support and Comfort

Our Pediatric Procedural Sedation Center inside Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida uses sedation and support to make children feel comfortable during certain procedures. We will tailor your child’s experience based on their likes and needs using toys, high-tech items, and anything else we can to help your child laugh and have fun.

By choosing Golisano’s sedation center services, your family or primary care referring physician guarantees the best possible care for a frightened child from infant to over 18. Our unique, dual approach to children’s health care sets us apart from the competition in Southwest Florida as well as the rest of the nation.

This service requires a referral/appointment.

Learn More

We invite you to read more about pediatric sedation with these frequently asked questions about who we are and what we do.

  • Sedation: FAQ

    Learn more about our gentle sedation methods and how we use play and other fun things to distract your child during procedures

Major Services and Procedures

  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • CT/US biopsies
  • CT/US drainage
  • PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter)
  • LP (lumbar puncture: Hematology/Oncology and Sedation Unit)
  • Spinraza injections (treatment for spinal muscular atrophy)
  • Bone marrow (Hematology/Oncology and sedation unit)
  • ABR hearing test
  • Nuclear med scans
  • PET scans (Positron Emission Tomography, offsite)
  • Labs
  • ECHO (heart and blood vessel test)
  • EEG (brain electrical activity test)
  • Radiation (offsite)
  • Eye exams
  • Wound/Burn dressing changes
  • Botox injections
  • Urology procedures

We're Here for You

The Pediatric Procedural Sedation team, who work at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, includes a certified nursing assistant, four specially trained nurses, a respiratory therapist, an advanced provider, a pediatric intensivist, and a certified child life specialist. Each member of our multidisciplinary team shares the same goal ever day: to provide quality, individualized to you and your family.

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