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Ideally, a conscious sedation drug technique should have a margin of safety wide enough to make loss of consciousness unlikely.

These are specialist sedation techniques and they risk causing unintended deep sedation or anaesthesia.

Likewise, anxious patients are probably unsuitable unless they are motivated.

There are risk factors that may influence the choice of technique and the consenting process.

When a child will not cooperate, it is tempting to increase the dose.

In most techniques, for an individual child, it is not possible to be certain what dose or doses can cause deep sedation.

Conscious sedation requires patience, skill, time, and in many circumstances the child has to cooperate during the procedure.

Provided the sedation failure rate is sufficiently small, the time investment may be worthwhile and anaesthesia resources can be saved.

But even so, anesthesia does still pose some risks.

This article summarizes the principles and practice of effective conscious sedation techniques for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children.

The psychological and developmental status will help to decide whether a child is likely to cooperate with conscious sedation.

Conscious sedation is unlikely to be successful in infants and small children.

Where anaesthesia services are not available, ‘specialist’ drug techniques have been used by non-anaesthetists in the UK.

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