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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 is a special group of professionals who are experts in providing sedation to our pediatric population. Children who require diagnostic tests, procedures or imaging may need sedation to make them feel as comfortable, pain free and stress free as possible.

The Pediatric Procedural Sedation team includes a multidisciplinary team of professionals specially trained to provide sedation services to our pediatric population. Each member of our team shares the same goal every day: to provide quality, individualized care for your child in order to keep them safe and comfortable. Our team consists of highly trained pediatric intensivists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and child life specialists. 

We're Here for Your Pediatric Sedation Needs

This service requires a referral/appointment.

Procedures Which May Require Pediatric Sedation

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.

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Computed Tomography (CT) scan 
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement 
  • Lumbar puncture for diagnostics and/or medication administration   
  • Spinraza injections: therapy for spinal muscular atrophy 
  • Bone marrow aspirate and/or biopsy: provided by the Hematology/Oncology and sedation unit 
  • Hearing evaluations with auditory brainstem response (ABR) 
  • MIBG scan: identify & localize certain types of cancer 
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan 
  • Labs draws 
  • Echocardiogram (ECHO) 
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) 
  • Radiation (offsite) 
  • Eye exams 
  • Various dressing changes for wounds/Wound Care 
  • CT/Ultrasound guided drainage of abscess 
  • Botox Injections (Botulinum toxin): typically used for tight/contracted tendons and ligaments or excessive salivation 
  • Urology procedures including Circumcisions  
  • Various interventional radiology (IR) procedures 

Learn More About Pediatric Sedation

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

We are honored to share that Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida has been recognized as a Pediatric Sedation Center of Excellence by The Society for Pediatric Sedation® (SPS). Golisano Children’s Hospital joins only 11 other hospitals in the country with this designation and the only one in Southwest Florida. Learn more here!

SPS Center of Excellence

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