Introduction & Objectives

The Pediatric Sedation Web site is comprised of 2 parts:

  1. Moderate Sedation Credentialing Web site for faculty and
  2. Pediatric Sedation Education Web site designed primarily as general education for practitioners.

Moderate Sedation Credentialing

This self-directed pediatric sedation web site has been created to:

  1. Educate physicians in the area of pediatric sedation.
  2. Train physicians to provide safe and effective sedation in children.
  3. Educate physicians in the rules and regulations involving pediatric sedation at the University of Wisconsin hospitals and clinics.
  4. Credential physicians to conduct moderate sedation in children with specific sedatives for certain procedures.

Following completion of this self-directed learning site, a physician will have an understanding of the essential monitoring and management requirements for sedating the pediatric patient. Completion of the pediatric sedation test at the end of this website partially satisfies faculty credentialing requirements to obtain privileges in providing sedation to the pediatric patient. All physicians who care for pediatric patients and wish to be credentialed in directing or providing pediatric moderate sedation must complete the electronic exam included in this website. Physicians are referred to UW Children's Hospital and UWHC pediatric sedation policy #8.56 for additional information and education on pediatric sedation.

If you have additional questions or concerns about sedation or the pediatric sedation policy, contact ghollman [at] (Greg Hollman, MD), at (608) 263-8832 or DChristenson [at] (Devon Christenson) at (608) 262-4327.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about credentialing requirements for pediatric sedation, contact Lawrence Fleming, MD, at (608) 263-3048.

For more information regarding this website and quality improvement activities throughout the hospital and clinics, contact the Quality Improvement Department at (608) 263-7139 or e-mail qualityinaction [at] (UWHC Quality in Action).

Pediatric 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.