Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium
The Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC) was created in 2003, under the leadership of Dr. Joe Cravero and Dr. George Blike though a grant from the National Patient Safety Foundation. The PSRC is a collaborative group of institutions dedicated to improving sedation practice through sharing of prospective observational outcome data on pediatric procedural sedation encounters. The consortium began with 35 institutional members and has continued to grow.
Interested institutions have the opportunity to participate in ongoing data collection via institutional membership in the SPS. Through ongoing data collection and storage through the Dartmouth Bioinformatics system, member institutions of the SPS/PSRC can generate live and up-to-date reports of their current and aggregate sedation performance as well as the performance of the entire consortium for quality benchmarking.
The PSRC database has collected over 300,000 pediatric procedural sedation encounters to date. Findings from this data have generated a number of scientific publications and abstracts.
Organizations interested in participating in the PSRC may do so by joining the Society as an institutional member.
Why join as an Institutional Member?
Access to the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC)
Critical to the continued development of the emerging field of pediatric sedation is the need for continued data collection and research into practice patterns and performance. Since its inception the PSRC has collected sedation cases in a searchable database. Data collection, analysis, quality improvement, and research are our primary focus.
Participate in Quality Assurance
Our data collection, storage, and quarterly performance reports have formed the basis of quality assurance/improvement efforts in hospitals across the country.
Receive Reports Measuring Performance
The PSRC provides institutions with quarterly reports of their current and aggregate pediatric sedation performance, as well as the performance of the entire consortium, to use as a benchmark.
Participate in Important Research
Analysis of our data has led to multiple abstracts and peer reviewed publications and a veritable explosion of communication between different specialists that deliver this care. Critical to the continued development of the emerging field of pediatric sedation is the need for continued data collection and research into practice patterns and performance.
Please consider joining us so we can continue to make the data collection and analysis service available, as well as work to make sure high quality and safe sedation is available to all children.
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