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Do children with high 
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Etomidate for short pediatric procedures in the emergency department

Intranasal fentanyl and
high-concentration inhaled nitrous oxide for procedural sedation: A prospective observational pilot study of adverse events and depth of sedation


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Meeting Preview

Looking forward to the 2013 Society for Pediatric Sedation Conference

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Meeting Preview

Dr. ReynoldsBy Jason Reynolds, MD

Texas Children’s Hospital is pleased to host the 2013 Society for Pediatric Sedation Annual Conference, which will take place at the Omni Galleria in Houston, TX on May 20-21. 

The theme for this year’s conference is New Frontiers: The Future of Pediatric Sedation.  We are excited to have Mr. John Nickens open the conference this year.  Mr. Nickens was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for Baylor College of Medicine before stepping into his current role as the Vice President of Hospital-Based Services at Texas Children’s Hospital.  In this role he oversees perioperative services and has a detailed knowledge of the business of sedation.

Mr. Nickens will discuss Healthcare reform and what it means for your sedation service.  In his talk, he will cover the pertinent changes and timelines associated with implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in the pediatric population.  He will also review other components of healthcare reform that will affect pediatric care (like DRGs).  He will conclude with a discussion about the likely impact these changes will have on patient volumes, reimbursement, and existing sedation services.  We look forward to this informative talk and to seeing you in Houston this May.

Click here to see the full conference program.

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