DÄ internationalArchive44/2010A Clear Position Would Be Desirable
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Who should be allowed to administer analgesia and sedation in children? Pediatric anesthetists or pediatric intensivists (even without considering safety aspects applying to general anesthesia?) or non-anesthesiologists (considering these safety aspects?).

I would prefer a clear position statement on this topic and not a comment that can be interpreted at one’s convenience.

I would also be grateful if you could tell me how a non-anesthesiologist would have acquired comparable competencies to anesthesiologists (or pediatric anesthesiologists or intensivists) in terms of managing the special side effects and complications.

Finally, a comment on the legal consequences would be of great interest.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2010.0784a

Dr. med. Karin Soppart

Wasserwerkstr. 1

48455 Bad Bentheim, Germany

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Neuhäuser C, Wagner B, Heckmann M, Wiegand MA, Zimmer KP: Analgesia and sedation for painful interventions in children and adolescents. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(14): 241–7.
1.Neuhäuser C, Wagner B, Heckmann M, Wiegand MA, Zimmer KP: Analgesia and sedation for painful interventions in children and adolescents. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(14): 241–7.