Review decision date: February 2014

Review decision: 

Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list.

Next review date: TBC

This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of children and young people under the age of 19 having sedation for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.

This guideline was previously called sedation in children and young people: Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people.

October 2014

The footnotes about the licensing of drugs for sedation in children and young people have been amended to say that at the time of publication (December 2010), no drugs have a UK marketing authorisation specifically for sedation in all ages of infants, children and young people under 19, and to emphasise that prescribers should follow current summaries of product characteristics and seek advice if needed. In addition, appendix D has been deleted.

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