2021 SPS Virtual Conference
September 18 - 19, 2021

CME/CE Information

 Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Society for Pediatric Sedation 

Target Audience

Procedural sedation increasingly impacts many aspects of pediatric medical care and sedation providers include professionals from a broadening range of disciplines. This educational activity is intended for any health care provider interested in or who provides pediatric procedural sedation including physicians (any subspecialty), dentists, nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse anesthetists and other health professionals.

Statement of Need

Significant variability exists between the medical care models currently employed in the delivery of pediatric sedation. However, based on responses from prior sedation conferences, themes/questions posed to/on sedation discussion forums, and current published literature, sedation providers continue to desire greater understanding of the elements of optimal sedation delivery systems, how those elements relate to their own individual organizational structures, and how these elements can be incorporated into provider training and practices. These venues have also identified a need for a better understanding of the sedation needs of sub-populations of pediatric patients with unique needs as well as the overall processes involved in the pre-sedation assessment, patient selection, intra-sedation and post-sedation care.


Participants will develop an understanding of care delivery models in pediatric sedation, in terms of their organizational structure, business practices, credentialing of providers, patient selection and medical practices. This knowledge will allow sedation providers to evaluate and adjust their practice models and/or individual clinical practices within which they currently function, or are in the process of building. Participants will also obtain a better understanding of practical issues in delivering sedation care, including selection of sedation agents, pre-, intra- and post-sedation care, and sedation education processes, all of which will enhance participants subsequent clinical sedation practices. The additional skills and knowledge participants will gain on both the levels of systems design and of individual practice will result in improved, safer patient care.

Overall Conference Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will:

  1. Employ a systematic and rational approach to the performance of safe and effective procedural sedation using principles of high reliability organizations and quality science
  2. Describe the pharmacology, common uses of and adverse effects associated with sedative agents
  3. Describe accepted quality metrics used in pediatric procedural sedation outcomes research and describe successful methods for institutional implementation
  4. Describe practitioner skills set required for provision of procedural sedation and requisite training and credentialing of procedural sedation team members
  5. Describe novel use of didactic and simulation-based education in training and credentialing pathways
  6. Review disparities in health care delivery related to sedation
  7. Review pertinent aspects of a sedation service line that are amenable to quality improvement strategies
  8. Describe requisite monitoring modalities in procedural sedation and changes observed during adverse patient events

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 13 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 13 contact hours.

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

Dental Credit

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 13 continuing education credits.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control educational content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity

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