Procedural Sedation Service

Faculty in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care provide a procedural sedation service throughout the UVA Children's Hospital. Key features of the service include:

  • Available Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Provides analgesia, sedation and amnesia for pediatric patients receiving diagnostic or therapeutic procedures that may be painful or frightening or require long periods of time holding still. The service is mobile and travels to various inpatient and outpatient areas where pediatric patients receive care.
  • Team consists of an attending physician and a PICU nurse, and may include a resident, fellow, or nurse trainee.
  • To schedule routine services, email To request services for an urgent case, please contact the RN or MD on-call for the PICU Sedation Team at PIC #1662 or 982-3869.