31newThe critical care division boasts a sedation service to provide sedation for children undergoing painful procedures or therapy throughout the Children’s of Alabama. This sedation service is for children who would benefit from deep sedation, but do not require the operating room. Appropriate patients for consideration include, but are not limited to, those undergoing upper or lower endoscopy, lumbar puncture, bone marrow biopsy or aspirate, percutaneous central line placement, or bronchoscopy.  The Division sedates approximately 1400 children per year.