Sedation Program

Community Children’s has Western Montana’s only pediatric intensivist-led pediatric sedation program. We offer minimal, moderate and even deep sedation for children requiring procedures and testing that would be traumatic or painful without sedation. Lab draws, IV, Foley and NG tube placements are all made easier and more comfortable for children through brief and safe sedation with nitrous oxide. Moderate and deep sedation allows MRI scans, joint injections and other procedures to be done without intubation, avoiding potential negative effects of general anesthesia on the developing brain. Our pediatric sedation program is a member institution in the Society for Pediatric Sedation, ensuring cutting-edge, quality care. Our sedation nurse coordinator ensures seamless experiences for families.