PASS is the pediatric sedation service which cares for the "PAIN"
of children at
East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee.
PASS represents not only our company (Pediatric Analgesia & Sedation
Specialists, PLLC) but also our primary mission--
PAIN represents what our service provides for:
P = Pain - minimizing the pain of those painful procedures.
A = Anxiety - lessening the anxiety involved with any procedure.
I = Immobility - keeping children still during tests such as MRI.
N = Napping - enabling a child to sleep for tests like eeg's
So when you put it all together, PASS is a dedicated service that utilizes the
most current sedation techniques to help ease the "PAIN" of children
undergoing procedures at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH).
This service is made up of specialized physicians and nurses. Sedation
are provided by PASS, PLLC. Nurses, specifically skilled and trained to work
with pediatric sedation are provided by East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
Each child is assessed based on his/her individual medical needs and the planned
procedure. Infants and children require sedation and pain control for procedures
that older patients may tolerate without sedation. For example, a medical
can’t ask or expect a 2-year-old to remain still for a 45-minute
MRI. A teenager
may be able to sit still but may be too anxious to have a spinal tap without
Each of these patients can benefit from the PASS service.