Procedural Sedation

Procedural Sedation Video

Watch Children's Teledmedicine Video: Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

Presenter

Raymond D. Pitetti, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Sedation Service Associate Medical Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 

Dr. Raymond Pitetti describes current techniques and pharmacologic agents used to safely deliver procedural sedation to pediatric patients.

Educational objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of current techniques and pharmacologic agents used to safely deliver procedural sedation to pediatric patients
  • Improve the delivery of procedural sedation, which will result in increased safety and patient satisfaction

Complete the CME post test and evaluation.

Reading resources

  1. Hoffman, 2002. Risk Reduction in Pediatric Procedural Sedation by Application of an American Academy of Pediatrics/American Society of Anesthesiologists Process Model. PEDIATRICS Vol. 109 No. 2 February 2002.
  2. Metzner, 2010. Risks of anesthesia or sedation outside the operating room: the role of the anesthesia care provider. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology 2010, 23:523–531.
  3. Couloures, 2011. Impact of Provider Specialty on Pediatric Procedural Sedation Complication Rates. Pediatrics 2011; 127; e1154. April 25, 2011.

Disclosures

No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Accreditation statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 (measured in .15 minutes increments) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded ( 0.1 – for example if 1.0 CME credit offered) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

Released: 12/2/2013
Modified: N/A
Expires: 12/2/2016