Guidelines for infants/children pre and post procedures requiring sedation

  1. I am looking to update our guidelines to give to parents when their infant/child requires conscious sedation in an outpatient setting. The child comes in and is sedated by either the pediatric radiology nurse or anesthesiologist.
    Currently, we tell them:
    breast fed infants may nurse up to 4 hours before procedure
    infants and children may have clear liquids up to 2 hours before. Children may have a light meal 6 hours before.
    We havent had a post guideline sheet.
    My questions: Are the above similar to what you do?
    What do you tell parents to do post procedure at home?
    Thanks for your input.
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