oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Guidelines for sedation-analgesia in children - conscious sedation - part 1 : guidelines
Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES 26 Guidelines for sedation-analgesia in children - conscious sedation - part 1 : guidelines deep sedation and general anaesthesia. The transition from one level to another is not finite and a child may pass easily from a light level of sedation to general anaesthesia. This is particularly evident in infants and young children and more likely when the painful stimuli, or the cause for discomfort, have been removed. This continuum is not drug specific since these various levels can be achieved with virtually all sedative agents and particularly when they are used in combination or with opiate analgesics. ..
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