(From the November 2013 Issue of MedStat)
In October 2012, the department of Anesthesiology assumed responsibility for providing care for all outpatient (and most inpatient) children needing sedation/anesthesia to complete a radiologic procedure. The type of anesthesia used is decided based on medical condition and procedure with the goals of minimizing anxiety and side effects, allowing optimal conditions for the test or procedure and quick recovery. The actual administration is by an anesthesiologist, typically in concert with a nurse anesthetist—the same care model provided for the most complex operative cases. For more information, email Jen Rogers, Program Coordinator, Pain Management and Off-site Anesthesia, at Jennifer.Rogers@NationwideChildrens.org. The Pediatric Analgesia and Sedation Service (PASS) continues to provide care for select other procedures, including SSEPs, ABRs, wound care and selected bronchoscopies. Questions about the PASS team coverage can be answered by calling (614) 722-3444.