What is the focus of the clinical history prior to pediatric sedation?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Wan-Tsu Wendy Chang, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Important elements of the history are as follows:

  • Past medical history, especially with respect to previous sedation or anesthesia

  • Last solid and liquid oral intake

  • Recent illness

  • Medication or drug use

  • Allergies or adverse reaction

  • Pertinent family history

  • Pregnancy status (for postmenarchal females)

  • Upper respiratory infection (URI) symptoms; history of reactive airway disease

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