Welcome to the sedation service! The Pediatric Sedation Service is responsible for the expert sedation of pediatric outpatients and inpatients during invasive procedures (i.e. PICC placement, bone marrow aspirations, and lumbar punctures) and radiologic examinations (i.e. MRI and CT scans).


Before your rotation

  • Review the Goals and Objectives
  • Reach out to Dr. Abe two weeks before the elective to discuss the details of your schedule


  • Two- or four-week rotation open to second-year and third-year residents
  • Sedation service operates from 7:00am – 5:00pm on weekdays only.
  • There are no weekend duties or cross-coverage responsibilities, unless you are assigned to sick or jeopardy call.
  • On your first day, meet in the sedation suite on the 2nd floor of Comer II following morning report.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Residents are required to function as an integral part of the sedation team. This will be accomplished by a thorough history and physical examination prior to any medication administration.
  • Residents will obtain an appropriate informed consent for sedation from the parents or legal guardians of the children.
  • Residents will develop an understanding of the primary sedative agents used by the Sedation Service, both from a pharmacologic and physiologic perspective.
  • Residents are required to have a current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, and be familiar with the basics of pediatric resuscitation.
  • Residents are expected to go to their weekly continuity clinic during this rotation.
  • Residents are required to complete a pre and post test at the beginning and end of the rotation, respectively. These questions and answers will be discussed with the Sedation Service attending physician of record.
  •  In addition, a short educational didactic presentation (15 minutes) given to the sedation staff on the final Friday on the rotation will be required. The topic to be covered will be at the discretion of the resident.