Sedation Education

Following completion of this self-directed educational website, a physician conducting pediatric sedation will:

  1. Be knowledgeable of the general presedation history and physical exam assessment.
  2. Understand the effects of sedation on airway control and respiratory drive.
  3. Be able to assess and manage airway obstruction.
  4. Know the principles of pulse oximetry and capnography.
  5. Develop a general approach to conducting pediatric procedural sedation.
  6. Understand basic pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles.
  7. Be knowledgeable of the common sedative drugs used in pediatric sedation and their reversal agents.