If I'm trying to get away without providing systemic sedation/anesthesia for
a head CT in an infant, I try coating the infant's pacifier with sugar.
Seems to have a great calming effect on them and they seem much more likely
to hold their head still while in the scanner. (One of my "tricks of the
Bev Bauman MD
From: Richard and Cathy Lennon <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list PED-EM-L <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Head CT
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 12:02:57 +1000
Just as an aside - how do members of the list sedate small children for CT
head. My practice has been general anaesthetic or nothing. Thus when
calculating risks I have to factor in the risk of sedation/anaesthesia.
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