Which factors affect the selection of pediatric sedation agents and administration route?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Wan-Tsu Wendy Chang, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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The length of the procedure, the duration of the medication’s effect, and the potential for side effects dictate decisions regarding the type of medication employed and the route by which it is administered. In addition, the setting in which the medications are used play a role in the decision-making process. Customizing the choices is important.


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