Boston Children's Hospital | Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital
Pediatric Sedation Outside of The Operating Room 1st Virtual Conference: On-Demand Lectures and Live Symposium: November 14-15, 2020

Course Objectives

  1. Recall and apply current recommendations regarding minimal, moderate and deep sedation. 
  2. Evaluate the pharmacology and clinical application of commonly utilized sedatives and weigh the advantages, disadvantages, efficacy and adverse events associated with each option.
  3. Apply sedation concepts learned to evaluate complex and challenging sedation scenarios and formulate a plan.
  4. Provide a comprehensive review of the patient pre-sedation assessment necessary to identify appropriate candidates for procedural sedation.
  5. Implement recommended physiologic monitoring, including capnography, used to continuously assess patient status and to identify acute changes.
  6. Assess post-sedation readiness for discharge by applying standardized discharge criteria.
  7. Objectively consider sedative options based on patient condition, length and depth of targeted sedation and procedure to be performed.
  8. Employ non-pharmacologic techniques and strategies to minimize sedatives administered and improve the patient experience.
  9. Anticipate and prepare for sedation-related adverse events and perform rescue.
  10. Analyze recent changes in guidelines, regulations, policies and future developments in sedation systems and their impact on patient care.
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