Information on COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19, information about previously scheduled appointments and what you can do to help protect your child and family. View COVID-19 information.
Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
Obtenga más información acerca del COVID-19, incluyendo las preguntas más frecuentes y lo que puede hacer para ayudar a protegerse y proteger a su familia. Ver información del COVID-19.
Restricciones para visitantes
Las instalaciones de salud de IU Health han implementado restricciones a los visitantes para ayudar a minimizar la propagación del COVID-19, la gripe y otros virus respiratorios. Ver restricciones para visitantes.
Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Procedural sedation is the administration of medicines to reduce awareness, anxiety, pain and discomfort during medical care. It does not interfere with breathing or with airway protective reflexes such as coughing. Sedation can range from light to deep. In light sedation, patients are awake, talking and aware of what is going on. In deep sedation, patients are asleep but breathing on their own.
Your child may need to be sedated before undergoing a variety of tests and procedures, including:
Procedural sedation may be used while your child is undergoing a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure at Riley at IU Health. The goal is to keep the experience as stress-free and pain-free as possible.
A sedation team that is led by a pediatric intensivist and includes a sedation nurse develops an overall sedation plan for your child's procedure or treatment. The intensivist is a doctor who will administer medicine to keep your child comfortable throughout the procedure while monitoring vital signs to ensure his or her well-being. Patients must be referred to intensivists for sedation from another subspecialty. The team guides you and your child through the visit, and the same staff members are with your child throughout the experience.
A team member will discuss any potential side effects with you when the sedation is scheduled. You receive information and instructions at several points, including at the time the procedure is scheduled, at admission and before the administration of any medicine.
The team uses medicines and delivery methods that allow your child to have a more natural sleep state, so general anesthesia and a breathing device are typically not needed. In most cases, medicines are administered through an intravenous (IV) line, but they can also be given orally (by mouth) or intranasally (through the nose).
Once your child is awake and back to a baseline (normal) state, he or she typically is ready for discharge with detailed instructions for the caregiver.
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