Objective: To determine the efficacy of sedation in outpatient procedures performed by pediatric residents. Material and methods: An observational, analytic, cross-sectional study was performed in patients (59.3% male and 40.7% female) who required diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Data were collected in the pediatrics department during the period between June 1, 2007 and September 2007. This study included patients from 1 month to 15 years of age (mean age 3.5 years) who required sedation. Results: A total of 97 sedations were carried out. All procedures were performed successfully, with a 12.3% adverse effect rate. Conclusions: The pediatric residents demonstrated the necessary preparations for sedation while avoiding adverse effects.

Palabras clave: Sedation. Efficacy. Outpatient procedures. Pediatric residents.

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Vol. 62 Núm.2. Marzo-Abril 2010 Pags. 109-114 Rev Invest Clin 2010; 62(2-ENGLISH)