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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.

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 every day: to provide quality, individualized care to you and your family.

We're Here for You

This service requires a referral/appointment.

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.

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

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

SPS Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Society of Pediatric Sedation. Golisano joins only 11 other hospitals in the country with this designation.

The Society for Pediatric Sedation® (SPS) strives to advance the practice of pediatric sedation by promoting safe, high-quality care; this goal includes serving as a resource for published guidelines and consensus documents. This Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation (COE) description has been developed via expert opinion through the SPS Quality and Safety Committee utilizing published data, when available, and extrapolating from quality data and expert opinion. Learn more here!

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