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Enchancing Patient Safety for Pediatric Bronchoscopy : Alternatives to Conscious Sedation

Anthony D. Slonim, MD, MPH; Frederick P. Ognibene, MD
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Affiliations: Washington, DC 
 ,  Dr. Slonim is affiliated with the Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Performance Improvement, Children’s National Medical Center, and he is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Ognibene is affiliated with the Critical Care Medicine Department, Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, and he is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine.

Correspondence to: Anthony D. Slonim, MD, MPH, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010; e-mail: aslonim@cnmc.org



Chest. 2001;120(2):341-342. doi:10.1378/chest.120.2.341
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Conscious sedation enhances the safety, technical ease, and comfort of many pediatric procedures.13 Monitored conscious sedation is now standard practice for children in many different settings for a variety of procedures and with a number of different agents.13 Sedation and anesthesia strategies for flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FFB) in pediatric patients also have been reported.46

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