Education is central to the mission of the Society for Pediatric Sedation, and there are several committees dedicated to that goal.
Annually, Dr. James Hertzog and colleagues on the CME Subcommittee create four online CME modules accessible to SPS members covering a variety of topics regarding procedural sedation. The Nursing Committee has obtained continuing education credits for these modules as well as nursing-specific content. Committee Chair Lorie Reilly, welcomes interested authors to submit their proposals for future content.
The SPS Conference Planning Subcommittee and its chair, Dr. Mary Landrigan-Ossar, create the Annual Conference academic program profiling current controversies, updated practice guidelines and innovative strategies in procedural sedation. Dr. Corrie Chumpitazi and the Provider Course Subcommittee produce simulation-based courses offered in conjunction with the Annual Conference as well as the PHM Annual conference and the Fellow Boot Camp. These courses combine didactic lectures focused on sedative pharmacology, patient screening and monitoring with SIM scenarios designed to develop necessary skill set to identify and manage common adverse events.
All of these committees welcome new members. Interested in serving? Join the Society and volunteer!