Provider Course Info

SPS Sedation Provider Course® Sunday, May 19, 2019

Limited to 24 participants – registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Course schedule available under Program & Syllabus tab.

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE)
13070 E 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Target Audience

The target audience for the SPS Sedation Provider Course® includes health care providers who have clinical experience in the area of pediatric sedation outside the operating room and who desire to enhance their knowledge and clinical competency in the field. This group includes physicians, dentists, nurses and advance-practice nurses involved in the field of pediatric sedation.

Statement of Need

This course is designed to meet the needs of the sedation provider seeking both simulation-based training and didactic content focused on patient selection, patient safety, pharmacology and the management of common adverse events. As significant adverse events are rare, this “hands-on” model of training is especially pertinent.


Participants will gain  hands-on experience,  critical thinking skills and a deeper understanding regarding issues related to the assessment of sedation patients, development of a sedation plan, recognition and management of both common and life-threatening adverse events in sedation practice and sedation pharmacology. This course is designed to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills that promote safe and effective high-quality procedural sedation to children.


The goal of the provider course is to provide practitioners with the knowledge, competencies and tools to promote high quality procedural sedation to children. Upon successful completion of this course, the registrant should be able to:

1. Perform a pre-sedation risk assessment effectively;

2. Describe the effects of sedation on pediatric airway tone and respiratory physiology

3. Explain the principles of and interpret the information from pulse oximetry and capnography monitoring;

4. Diagnose and manage adverse airway and cardiopulmonary events during sedation;

5. Demonstrate knowledge of the pharmacology and uses of common sedative/analgesic drugs;

6. Demonstrate hands-on critical competencies related to sedated pediatric patients including all aspects of airway management, ventilation, resource management, and appropriate use of resuscitative measures; 

7. Describe effective teamwork dynamics and communications skills required by pediatric sedation teams; and

8.  Develop a systematic and rational approach to pediatric sedation.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for Pediatric Sedation.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.5 contact hours.

Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate. 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Society for Pediatric Sedation staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please note dietary restrictions on your registration form and contact Matt Carpenter prior to the Annual Conference at (804) 565-6354.




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