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Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for pediatricians, pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, and nurses.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of current techniques and pharmacologic agents used to safely deliver procedural sedation to pediatric patients.
  • Improve the delivery of procedural sedation, which will result in increased safety and patient satisfaction.
There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to supplement training that has already occurred. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Hoffman, 2002. Risk Reduction in Pediatric Procedural Sedation by Application of an American Academy of Pediatrics/American Society of Anesthesiologists Process Model. PEDIATRICS Vol. 109 No. 2 February 2002.
  2. Metzner, 2010. Risks of anesthesia or sedation outside the operating room: the role of the anesthesia care provider. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology 2010, 23:523–531.
  3. Couloures, 2011. Impact of Provider Specialty on Pediatric Procedural Sedation Complication Rates. Pediatrics 2011; 127; e1154. April 25, 2011.

Raymond Pitetti, MD — Medical Director, Pediatric Sedation Service Associate. Medical Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.