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Monitors are an essential part of sedation. The clinician performs clinical monitoring by intermittently observing the patient’s breathing, color, and behavior in addition to using other electronic or non-electronic monitors. This chapter discusses the different types of monitors that are useful during oral sedation of children for dental procedures. Pulse oximetry is the gold standard of electronic monitors and will likely be paired with capnography or stethoscopes as standard of care for moderate to deep sedation levels in the future. Monitors are easy to use, and most have alarm systems that can be adjusted as needed for certain clinical circumstances. These features are discussed in this chapter.

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Wilson, S. (2015). Monitors. In: Wilson, S. (eds) Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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