Preparing for Procedures
Coming to the hospital for any type of a procedure can be scary, especially for children. That's why the Lutheran Children's Hospital staff takes extra time to help children relax and learn as much as possible about their procedure before it begins. The video below shows you what you can expect when you come to LCH for a procedure.
Conscious Sedation Program(260) 435-7355 (260) 435-7355
Sometimes children must undergo tests or procedures, such as MRI or CT scans, that require the child to be still for a long period of time. Because being still is difficult to do, some children may require sedation, which is accessible through Lutheran Children's Hospital pediatric conscious sedation team.
The team consists of physicians proficient in the use of sedation medications, pediatric nurses and child-life specialists. The team works with each child and family to determine the least invasive method for completing the test/procedure. Conscious sedation methods range from distraction therapy (toys and games) to intravenous sedation. All methods are offered in a kid-friendly setting. The team coordinates the entire process, providing family instruction prior to the test and gaining prior authorization once a referral is received from the child's physician.