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Detection of hypoventilation by capnography and its association with hypoxia in children undergoing sedation with ketamine

A randomized clinical trial comparing oral, aerosolized, intranasal, and aerosolized buccal midazolam


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Expanding the Horizons of Pediatric Sedation – 2012 Society for Pediatric Sedation® Conference Highlights

By Anne Stormorken, MD
Program Chair

Most of you know that Cleveland is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, but did you know that Cleveland is the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879? Or that our Playhouse Square Center is the second largest performing arts center in the US, with NY's Lincoln Center being the first?

If that doesn’t entice you to come to Cleveland, the Society’s 2012 Annual Conference will! Besides the always popular SPS Sedation Provider Course® being offered on Sunday, May 20, this year’s main conference on Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22 will offer topics for anyone involved in procedural sedation. Lecture topics include:

In addition, participants will enjoy presentations from the best among abstract submissions, and literature reviews from recent research. There will also be a lively roundtable discussion on outpatient procedural sedation. Small breakout sessions will be offered on both days and will appeal to physicians, nurses, dentists and child life specialists.

Conference registration will open soon, watch for the announcement in your email inbox.

Additional SPS Sedation Provider Course® Scheduled for April

In addition to the SPS Sedation Provider Course® scheduled before the Annual Conference in Cleveland, another is scheduled for April 28, 2012 at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation in Hartford.

For further information contact Diane Mouradjian at 860-610-4264 or e-mail dmouradjian@connecticutchildrens.org.

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