Table 1

Sedation protocol for scans

<4 years>4 years
1st line drugsChloral hydrate 50–100 mg/kg (max 2 g)Quinalbarbitone 7.5–10 mg/kg to nearest 25 mg (max 200 mg)
2nd line drugsPR Paraldehyde 0.3 ml/kg + equal volume of olive oil (max 12 ml)PR Paraldehyde 0.3 ml/kg + equal volume of olive oil (max 12 ml)