Pediatric Sedation Services
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital also operates one of the busiest pediatric sedation units in the southeast, performing 2,800 procedures each year. Our physicians follow the American Society of Anesthesiologists guidelines to ensure the highest level of safety and comfort and the quickest onset of sedation.
Two physicians staff the unit Monday through Friday. The family-friendly sedation unit allows parents to be present for IV starts, work-up and the initiation of sedation and recovery, which differs from the experience the family would have using the hospital’s operating room.
We have a full team dedicated to making procedures such as MRIs, endoscopies, colonoscopies, bone marrow aspirations, lumbar punctures, bronchoscopies, and radiological procedures more comfortable for our patients.
Child Life Specialists are an integral part of the care team and provide developmentally appropriate medical play and diversion, supporting both the children and their families.
Referrals are made through your child’s pediatrician or family physician.
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Tom Bates Day Hospital
7 Richland Medical Park, Suite 204
Columbia, SC 29203
Sedation Unit: 803-434-7964