Procedural sedation is an advanced behavior guidance technique used in children often due to inability to cooperate or scope of treatment. Compared to non-pharmacologic treatment, there is an increased risk for morbidity and mortality. The use of a risk-based standardized protocol can help minimize the morbidity and mortality associated with sedation. This seminar series will present a comprehensive approach to a risk-based procedural sedation protocol from treatment planning to sedative pharmacokinetics, to intra-operative monitoring and principles of rescue.
1hr - Pharmacology of sedatives and the growing child
2hr - Treatment planning the Pediatric Airway during Procedural Sedation
2hr - Fundamentals of and Troubleshooting Physiologic Monitoring in Procedural Sedation
1hr -In the eye of the storm; Sedation-related Emergencies in the Pediatric population
• Understand the unique features that make the pediatric airway challenging to sedate
• Be able to recognize physiological and visual cues of respiratory distress
• List basic core principles of airway rescue and supportive ventilation