Education Corner

Online Education, Provider Courses and the 2017 SPS Conference are on the Horizon


By Anne Stormorken, MD

The education committee is hard at work creating educational offerings to entice sedation providers. The online CME committee, chaired by Dr. James Hertzog, is currently showcasing "Dexmedetomidine for Procedural Sedation," authored by Dr. Amber Rogers, Assistant Processor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine, in addition to existing modules regarding safe sedation of the obese patient and the role of succinylcholine in procedural sedation.

Coming this fall will be, “Sedation of the Pediatric Cardiac Patient,” prepared by Andrew Meyer, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, and Ibrahim Farid, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital.  Be sure to gain their insights about the safe and effective sedation of children with congenital and acquired heart disease.

The SPS Provider course was successfully held in Chicago this July in conjunction with the AAP PHM conference and again in August at Primary Children's in conjunction with the AAP PHM fellows conference. The successful collaboration between Salt Lake City faculty and SPS Provider Course faculty led by Dr. Corrie Chumpitazi will be reprised again in August 2017, as well as at our annual SPS conference in May 2018.

Set your calendars for May 2018 as we travel to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the annual SPS Sedation Conference. Anyone interested in contributing ideas for this conference should please contact Dr. Mary Landrigan-Ossar.