General Information

Target Audience
Procedural sedation increasingly impacts many aspects of pediatric medical care and sedation providers include professionals from a broadening range of disciplines. This educational activity is intended for any health care provider interested in or who provides pediatric procedural sedation including physicians (any subspecialty), dentists, nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse anesthetists and other health professionals.

Statement of Need
Significant variability exists between the medical care models currently employed in the delivery of pediatric sedation. However, based on responses from prior sedation conferences, themes/questions posed to/on sedation discussion forums, and current published literature, sedation providers continue to desire greater understanding of the elements of optimal sedation delivery systems, how those elements relate to their own individual organizational structures, and how these elements can be incorporated into provider training and practices. These venues have also identified a need for a better understanding of the sedation needs of sub-populations of pediatric patients with unique needs as well as the overall processes involved in the pre-sedation assessment, patient selection, intra-sedation and post-sedation care.

Participants will develop an understanding of care delivery models in pediatric sedation, in terms of their organizational structure, business practices, credentialing of providers, patient selection and medical practices. This knowledge will allow sedation providers to evaluate and adjust their practice models and/or individual clinical practices within which they currently function, or are in the process of building. Participants will also obtain a better understanding of practical issues in delivering sedation care, including selection of sedation agents, pre-, intra- and post-sedation care, and sedation education processes, all of which will enhance participants subsequent clinical sedation practices. The additional skills and knowledge participants will gain on both the levels of systems design and of individual practice will result in improved, safer patient care.

Overall Conference Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will know practical steps for conducting safe and effective procedural sedation, including how to perform a pre-sedation risk assessment. They will also be able to (1) discuss opportunities for the standardization of sedation policies and procedures to improve quality; (2) describe sedative agents that provide optimal sedation and options when shortages exist; (3) list current research and publications related to best practice in sedation; (4) recognize long term implication of sedation agents on neurologic functioning; (5) define new roles and career opportunities within pediatric sedation; and (6) state methods available to improve safety through education.

Accreditation for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Physician Assistants
The Saint Louis University designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide attendance certificates for other learners that complete the activity requirements. NPs and PAs are approved to use AMA designated attendance certificates.

Accreditation for Nurses
Saint Louis University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest MSD Provider Approval # 118 - II

Nursing Contact Hours: 13.75

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Society for Pediatric Sedation. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Optional Workshop:  Primer for Nitrous Use for Procedural Sedation
Workshop Objective
Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. utilize practical tips for using nitrous oxide during procedural sedation in children; and
  2. determine approaches for nitrous oxide use during different physical settings for procedural sedation in children.

Optional Workshop: Airway Management Skills
Workshop Objective:
Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. utilize practical skills for airway support during procedural sedation; and
  2. determine invasive and non-invasive airway support techniques for use during procedural sedation.

Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC)
The Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC) is an organization of hospitals and universities dedicated to understanding and improving the process of pediatric sedation and sedation outcomes for all children. This organization will have its Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is aimed at updating members on administrative and research issues specific to the work done in the last year and in the immediate future. No CME credit is associated with this meeting. Individuals who are interested in the work of this organization are invited to attend.

Hotel Reservation Information
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 655-1234
Reservations (888) 421-1442
SPS Group Rate Starting at $169 single/double plus 16.929% tax based on availability until April 23, 2015

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