4/26/2011

Researchers reported in Pediatrics that the rates or types of major complications related to sedation of children did not increase significantly when the sedation services were administered by nonanesthesiologists, including intensivists and pediatricians. Researchers said the findings suggest nonanesthesiologists can safely sedate children but added that applying the data beyond the study's consortium will require an account of the providers' skill levels and safety system of the health facility.

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