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Sedation Workflow for MRI

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Adult and Pediatric Guideline

For patients who receive medication before leaving ED for MRI. If potential stroke keep NPO! If patient on Continuous IV Sedating Infusion (e.g. propofol), SOS can bring pump from MRI and set up.

Analgesics and/or Anxiolytics with MRI: Who Accompanies and When?

View a tutorial on setting up the IV pump that can be used in MRI


UWHC Cross Reference:

Middelkamp, J.E., Forster, B.B., & Keogh, C., Lennox, P. & Mayson, K. (2009). Evaluation of adult outpatient magnetic resonance imaging sedation practices: Are patients being sedated optimally? Canadian Association of Radiologist Journal, 60, 190-195. doi: 10.1016/j.carj.2009.06.002

Netzke-Doyle, D. (2010). Distraction strategies used in obtaining an MRI in pediatrics: A review of the evidence. Journal of Radiology Journal, 29 (3), 87-90.

Updated and approved by ED Clinical Ops and Sedation Steering Committee. Posted on ED Clinical Resource Tab, 9/9/2016.