Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room

A Multispecialty International Collaboration

  • Keira P. Mason

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pediatric Sedation Outside the Operating Room

  3. Sedation Models Delivered by Different Specialties: A Global Voyage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Joss J. Thomas, Keira P. Mason, Keira P. Mason, Keira P. Mason
      Pages 179-197
    3. John A. Walker, John A. Walker, Keira P. Mason, Keira P. Mason, Keira P. Mason, Jenifer R. Lightdale
      Pages 249-262
    4. Michael R. J. Sury, Piet L. J. M. Leroy
      Pages 351-367
  4. Safety in Sedation

  5. Sedation into the Twenty-Second Century

  6. Robert S. Holzman
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 491-518

About this book


Pediatric sedation has evolved to include many specialties.  This is the first book which is directed towards the broad range of specialists who deliver pediatric sedation outside of the operating room.   The contributing authors are internationally recognized leaders in sedation and in their specialty.


The specialty-specific chapters are designed to be applicable to all sedation providers worldwide.  For example, emergency medicine physicians will find information in the chapters entitled “Sedation of Pediatric Patients for Dental Procedures” and “Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit” that applies to their own practice.  When applicable,  chapters conclude with “Case Studies” which present challenging clinical scenarios. 


Patient safety is highlighted, including the design and medico-legal implications of  existing pediatric sedation services in the United States, Europe, and the developing world.  Fundamental chapters provide in-depth reviews of topics which include, but are not limited to, physiology, pharmacology, and patient assessment. Up-to-the-minute, the book presents the latest guidelines across the specialties, both in the United States and abroad, and noteworthy, ongoing research endeavors.



·         Comprehensive presentation of pediatric sedation across all specialties worldwide


·         Case studies of real-life difficult clinical situations


·         International roster of leaders in sedation


·         Directed towards specialists in anesthesia, gastroenterology, oncology, radiology, internal medicine, nursing, hospital administration, pediatrics, dental, intensive care, emergency and hospital medicine


ambulatory anesthesia critical care intensive care office-based anesthesia pediatric anesthesia pediatric radiology pediatric sedation pediatrics sedation

Editors and affiliations

  • Keira P. Mason
    • 1
  1. 1.Director, Radiology Anesthesia, and SedationAssociate Professor of AnesthesiaBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09713-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09714-5
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