The Pediatric Procedural Sedation Handbook

Cheryl K. Gooden, Lia H. Lowrie, Benjamin F. Jackson (Editors). Oxford University Press, 2018, paperback, 504 pages. ISBN: 978-0-19-065911-0
  • Louis ScheepersEmail author
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This comprehensive text, The Pediatric Procedural Sedation Handbook, is an easy, enjoyable read. Although written for a wide audience, it specifically targets sedation practice in the United States. Consequently, some aspects of a “sedation service” that are discussed are not relevant to all readers, and some of the medications recommended are not available in every country. The handbook has a consistent format, however, with each chapter providing background information on the relevant topic and then concisely summarizing the latest publications using easily understood tables and/or charts. The reader can refer to a section of interest and glean many substantial gems. It is a more up-to-date version of a similar, previous handbook on the subject – Pediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia.1

The handbook is divided into three main Parts: 1. Fundamentals of Sedation, 2. Procedural Sedation, and 3. Beyond Sedation. Each Part has several chapters, with some containing several...


Conflicts of interest

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Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


  1. 1.
    B. Krauss, R.M. Brustowicz. Pediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1999.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, & TherapeuticsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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