As demonstrated by our mission statement, the SPS has focused on high quality care and quality improvement since our inception. Although the SPS is not an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Portfolio Sponsor, we are offering a new member benefit to assist you in obtaining needed Part 4 Quality Improvement credit for Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
We can help you in one of two ways:
Refer to our reference list of sedation-related MOC projects which have received ABP credit in the past. You as an individual, or with a group of colleagues, are welcome to replicate these projects (titles, aims, measures included) in your own setting to acquire your own data. Your group would need to fulfill the Project Requirements as specified by the ABP.
Projects with a History of Successful Completion for 25 ABP Part 4 Credits
Access to SPS members only, if not a member join here.
- Reducing pain and anxiety in infants and children prior to voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) utilizing a standardized sedation protocol
- Improving the utilization of topical anesthetics prior to peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) placement in patients receiving procedural sedation
- Impact of a high value care model using intranasal Dexmedetomidine for Auditory Brainstem Response testing
Current Group Pathway
Work with SPS members from other institutions to complete a sedation-related MOC part 4 project. The SPS MOC subcommittee will serve as a Project Sponsor clearinghouse, and approximately annually the subcommittee will choose a project, solicit participants from the interest list, identify a project leader, and facilitate the completion of the project. All physicians involved in the project should be SPS members, and as a member benefit, the SPS will cover the ABP application fee for this project (currently $75 for <10 physicians, $250 for >10 physicians, per project). If you are interested in participating, click here to send an email to the MOC Subcommittee chair.
Have a great idea for a project? Want to add your name to the list of potential project members (no obligation to participate)? Click here to contact the MOC Subcommittee Chair.
Current Pilot Project Underway
The MOC Subcommittee recently began a small group SPS MOC pilot project, Improving Documentation of Covid-19 Screening and PPE Use during the Pre-sedation Time Out, with a group of volunteers representing 4 of our member institutions. The projected timeline is August 2020 through March 2021. We hope to present the results of this project at our SPS Annual Meeting in Seattle in May of 2021. We plan to offer the opportunity to participate in a current multi-institutional group quality improvement project each year to SPS members who need ABP MOC Part 4 credit.