Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
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Options for sedation include, IV, oral, and inhaled nitrous oxide
Questions? Call 317-338-3761 or page 317-338-3550, pager #1492
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, Indianapolis
2001 W. 86th St., Entrance #4, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
Pediatric Sedation Services
Open Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Being a bit anxious about having a medical procedure is not uncommon, but some children because of their age and pain level are more fidgety, anxious and uncomfortable than normal. At Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital our outpatient Pediatric Sedation Services Department offers minimal to moderate sedation prior to a scheduled procedure, as recommended by your child’s physician.
Our nurses have a very calming nature, and intuitively understand the stress the family is experiencing. Our nurses will call you the day before the procedure to go over instructions, learn more about your child, and to answer any questions. All of this is done to help our patients and families better understand why this test or procedure is an important and timely part of your child’s medical care.
We work closely with all PMCH specialists. Pediatric Sedation Services also accepts referrals from physicians statewide who are coordinating care for children having tests or procedures done at PMCH.
The sedation medications are given by IV, orally or inhaled and help the child relax and settle during the test. The purpose of this medicine is to decrease the patient’s level of alertness to a comfortable safe level, which also decreases anxiety and removes a memory of the procedure. In some cases, the medication also helps to temporarily decrease pain levels when needed. Throughout the procedure, these patients are able to breathe on their own and will wake-up with light to moderate stimulation.
At this appointment, your children may also meet one of our Child Life Specialists. Our aim is to calm our patients before we even start the sedation procedure with distraction and play therapy.
- Medical imaging and nuclear medicine studies (MRI, CT, ultrasound, x-ray of small intestine, and bone scan)
- Catheter placement
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Echocardiogram (EKG)
- Emergency procedures
- GI tube placement/replacement
- Hearing Tests (brainstem evoked response/BSER)
- Lumbar puncture
- Orthopedic procedures
- PICC line placement
- Select types of minimally invasive surgical procedures.