Following completion of this self-directed educational website, a physician conducting pediatric sedation will:
- Be knowledgeable of the general presedation history and physical exam assessment.
- Understand the effects of sedation on airway control and respiratory drive.
- Be able to assess and manage airway obstruction.
- Know the principles of pulse oximetry and capnography.
- Develop a general approach to conducting pediatric procedural sedation.
- Understand basic pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles.
- Be knowledgeable of the common sedative drugs used in pediatric sedation and their reversal agents.