Pediatric Procedural Sedation Service

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Our Program

Our full-time sedation service, led by pediatric intensivists, provides sedation for non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures lasting a few minutes to several hours. Our team consists of highly skilled pediatric sedation nurses and child life specialists that deliver care to over 1,000 children per year.

We assess the level of sedation needed and develop a plan of care for each child on an individualized basis. Our goal is to minimize the pain and emotional stress of treatment for the child while also supporting their family. We are dedicated to promoting safe, high-quality pediatric procedural care and take pride in our ability to accommodate scheduling requests with a minimal waiting period.

Procedures that May Require Sedation

The Pediatric Procedural Sedation Service at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital provides sedation for any medical procedure or test that is painful or anxiety-producing. The service includes elective procedures and both inpatients and outpatients. It is commonly used for:

  • CT Scans
  • EEG
  • Bronchoscopies
  • MR Imaging (MRI, MRA,
  • MRV)
  • Endoscopy (EGD,
  • Colonoscopy)
  • VCUG
  • PET Scans
  • Bone Marrow
  • Aspirations/Biopsies
  • Lumbar Punctures
  • Bone Scans
  • Liver/Kidney Biopsies
  • Radiation Treatments/
  • Cyberknife
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Botulism Toxin
  • Injections
  • PICC Line Placements
  • Dressing Changes
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • (Auditory Brainstem
  • Response)
  • Interventional
  • Radiology Procedures

Make an Appointment

To schedule a procedure, please call

202-444-4214

 

Meet the Team

Attending Physicians

Nursing Staff

  • Ashley Reeves, RN
    Michelle Eaton, RN

Scheduling Coordinator

  • Stephanie Medley

Child Life Specialists
Certified child life specialists help to reduce the stress and anxiety that many children experience in healthcare settings. Our child life specialists incorporate various distraction techniques and positions of comfort to optimize our patients’ and families’ experiences. If you would like to speak with a child life specialist prior to your child’s procedure, please call 202-444-3037.

Learn more about our Child Life Program.