Advancing Pediatric Sedation for Safe and Effective Emergency Care
Promoting excellence in pediatric sedation through education, guidelines, and research
Pediatric sedation is a crucial aspect of emergency medicine. Its primary aim is to induce
relaxation, alleviate anxiety, and manage pain during various medical procedures. Its
historical roots date back to ancient civilizations, like the use of opium by Greek physicians
for pain relief. In modern medicine, sedation techniques have evolved, offering a range of
options with distinct pros and cons. Pediatric emergency professionals recognize its vital role
and are committed to delivering top-quality care to young patients.
Safely transition patients post-sedation
Facilitate safe procedure completion
Control anxiety, minimize trauma, and promote amnesia
Minimize physical discomfort and pain
Ensure patient safety
Access evidence-based guidelines and clinical pathways for safe and effective sedation in pediatric emergency medicine. Enhance patient safety, streamline practices, and deliver exceptional care.
Sedation Mapping Survey 2023 – including all pediatric emergency units [embedded or
Adverse events – online report form
Downloadable consent forms, timeout, and sedation forms
Society for Pediatric Sedation (SPS)
The SPS is a professional organization dedicated to promoting safe and effective sedation practices in pediatrics. Their website offers educational resources, guidelines, research articles, and a directory of pediatric sedation providers.
Visit their website at: www.pedsedation.org
Sedation Certification and Continuing Education
This website offers comprehensive online certification and continuing education courses for healthcare professionals involved in pediatric sedation. They provide courses on sedation safety, pharmacology, monitoring, and management of sedation-related complications.
Learn more at: www.sedationcertification.com
ANALGESIA AND PROCEDURAL SEDATION MODULE