Are pediatric sedation deaths on the rise?
In the past 15 months, four pediatric patients have died in the U.S. after undergoing sedation prior to dental treatment -- a tragic reminder of the need to ensure proper sedation training and emergency preparedness. On May 11, a 6-year-old boy died from cardiac arrest following a dental procedure at Virginia Commonwealth University clinic, according to a story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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