Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 341–343

Sedation in pediatric imaging using intranasal midazolam

Authors

  • H. T. Harcke
    • Department of Medical ImagingAlfred I. duPont Institute
  • L. E. Grissom
    • Department of Medical ImagingAlfred I. duPont Institute
  • M. A. Meister
    • Department of Medical ImagingAlfred I. duPont Institute
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF02021697

Cite this article as:
Harcke, H.T., Grissom, L.E. & Meister, M.A. Pediatr Radiol (1995) 25: 341. doi:10.1007/BF02021697

Abstract

Intranasal midazolam offers an attractive alternative for use as a sedative agent for medical imaging studies in children. Its convenient administration and rapid onset are significant advantages over intravenous and oral agents. Because of its short duration, it is effective only for short procedures and as an adjunct to other sedative agents. When younger children present with such requirements, a dose of 0.2 mg/kg has been safe and effective in our experience. We advocate its use with adherence to guidelines for sedation published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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