The Society for Pediatric Sedation® (SPS) strives to advance the practice of pediatric sedation by promoting safe, high-quality care; this goal includes serving as a resource for published guidelines and consensus documents. This Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation (COE) description has been developed via expert opinion through the SPS Quality and Safety Committee utilizing published data, when available, and extrapolating from quality data and expert opinion. The purpose of the COE description is to outline an absolute ideal environment for the delivery of safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable patient-centered pediatric procedural sedation. It is highly unlikely a single center will be able to achieve all of the goals outlined in this COE document. The purpose of the COE description is to provide a guide for improvement for centers already providing pediatric procedural sedation and to also serve as a template for centers starting a pediatric sedation practice.
The authors of the Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation document have made efforts to ensure that any references cited are accurate and up to date. However, it is strongly recommended that users confirm that the information contained within is correct by way of independent verification and has not been further updated since publication/posting of this document. The COE description does not intend to replace or supersede any state or Federal guidelines or recommendations pertaining to pediatric procedural sedation. Neither the Society for Pediatric Sedation® nor the authors accept responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success or failure of any procedural sedation or sedation program based on the statements made in the Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation description.
Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation Application Procedure
The 2018 application period is now open and applications are due by December 15. Institutions rewarded with the Center of Excellence designation will be announced during the SPS Conference in May. The 2019 application period will open shortly after the conference.
This application is designed for the use of integrated pediatric sedation programs to apply for the designation of Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation. It is not intended at this time for programs that provide sedation as a portion of other patient care, such as pediatric intensive care units or emergency departments. If you have questions about whether your particular situation suits the application, email the SPS at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Question about CoE” in the subject line. Any Institutional Member of the Society for Pediatric Sedation®, as well as nonmember institutions, may apply for designation as a Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation. As a member benefit, the application fee is waived for Platinum Institutional Members.
2018 Application Fee Schedule
|Platinum Institutional Members||complimentary|
|Gold Institutional Members||$250|
|Silver Institutional Members||$300|
More information about becoming an SPS Institutional Member can be obtained here.
- There are ten (10) sections of the application in addition to the demographic section of applicant information. Each section must be completed fully for the application to be considered.
- Answers must reflect the current state of the pediatric procedural sedation service and not planned or future projects in the works.
- Institution name will be replaced by the Society for Pediatric Sedation® administration with an Institution Code to maintain institution anonymity.
- Applications and all supporting documents should be uploaded to pedsedation.org no later than December 15.
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