2023 SPS Annual Conference
September 21 - 23, 2023

General Information


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.


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.


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
9. Apply quality improvement and safe and effective strategies across disciplines within the sedation team.


All attendees will have until November 20, 2023 to complete the online evaluation and claim your CME credits. Questions? Please email us at sps@societyhq.com


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The Society for Pediatric Sedation has fully complied with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact SPS at (804) 565-6354 by August 18, 2023 in order to receive service.