Is anybody out there doing lots of peds. sedations? Am curious to know what meds are being used, specifically, if the patient has not previously been sedated, are docs now going straight to deep sedation/anesthesia? Our facility is undergoing a major change in our sedation program. Previously chloral hydrate was used most of the time; in the past year, radiology (CT scan and MRI) wanted to use Nembutal (pentobarbital) because patients went more soundly to sleep. Now we have a physician overseeing most of the peds sedations who wants to use propofol (sp?) or ketamine w/midazolam, and he also tends to intubate a good part of the MRI patients. Have done searches online and can't come up with recent references to see if this is just a personal prefence thing or if it's becoming standard practice.