SASA paediatric guidelines for the safe use of procedural sedation and analgesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children: 2021–2026
Keywords:SASA Paediatric Sedation Guidelines 2021
All healthcare professionals involved in the administration of sedation and participating in the assessment, monitoring and recovery of children requiring procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) are accountable for safe practice. The child is entitled to the same standard of care, whether the procedure is undertaken outside the hospital (primary care), in a physician’s office, dental surgery, a remote facility or in an operating theatre. The new guidelines replace the SASA Paediatric Sedation Guidelines 2016, Guidelines for the safe use of procedural sedation and analgesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children.
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