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From the Editor

Literature Reviews

Do children with high 
body mass indices have a higher incidence of emesis when undergoing ketamine sedation?

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


SPS and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine launch partnership to develop online CME for physicians

Meeting Preview

Looking forward to the 2013 Society for Pediatric Sedation Conference

Topics of Interest

Resident and Fellow Corner

Quality Corner

Recent Topics of Interest

Current Topics for the Pediatric Sedation Nurse

Child Life Corner

From the Editor

Looking Forward to SPS News in 2013

Dr. GoodenBy Cheryl K. Gooden, MD
SPS News Editor

Here we are already four months into the year 2013.  Although the calendar indicates that it is spring, many of us might want to question this fact.  As SPS members, we have a lot of great news reporting and events to look forward to in the upcoming months.

First, with regard to our newsletter, there is wonderful and quite timely information to share.  We have added another section to our newsletter, which is devoted to issues of quality improvement.  Cheri Landers, MD is the section editor for the “Quality Corner.”  I hope that all of our members will agree that Dr. Landers’ section contains information that is worth reading and has application to our daily practice.  Look for more of her articles in future issues of our newsletter.

Second, in a few weeks many of us will be attending the SPS Annual Conference in Houston, Texas.  Much of our next newsletter will be devoted to this conference.  Along these lines, I am putting out an early request to members who are planning to attend the conference.  Please consider becoming a contributing editor and help with the writing coverage of this meeting.

Lastly, I hope that you enjoy reading the latest issue of the newsletter.  As always, please reach me at with articles that you want to contribute to the newsletter or any comments.

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