Risks of sedating a toddler
An imaging team member will decide if it is safe to sedate your child.The team member will ask you about your child's medical history, medications, allergies, and past responses (if any) to sedation.Children of all ages should be NPO for clear liquids 2 hours before undergoing sedation.Recommendations for duration of NPO for solid food and nonclear liquids (eg, infant formula, milk) vary by age, as follows: The physical examination focuses on the airway, especially for anatomic variations.
All of our nurses are specially trained to respond quickly to any changes in your child’s condition. Infants younger than 9 months of age have special requirements and need to stay longer than older children.
Children with certain risk factors may need general anesthesia during the procedure.