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Sedating the Pediatric Patient

Dr. David Rothman

This course will review the current practice and recommendations for pediatric minimal and moderate sedation beginning with a basis in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology and progressing through monitoring, drug selection and office protocols. Patient selection, family screening and the adjunct nonpharmacologic behavior management will be incorporated. Despite best practice, sedation and medical emergencies can and will happen.

This 15 hour course is structured to meet many states’ requirements for renewal of sedation permits.  Please check with your state board for applicability.  The course will be delivered in five 3 hour sessions.

The Course Includes:

  1. Guidelines, Laws and Regulations
  2. Choosing the Child for Sedation
  3. Anatomic and Physiologic Differences of Child v. Adult
  4. Non-Pharmacologic Behavior Management
  5. Sedation of patients with Special Healthcare Needs
  6. Pharmacology and Drug Interactions
  7. Local Anesthesia as an Adjunct to Pediatric Sedations
  8. Documents and Documentation
  9. Monitors and Monitoring
  10. Sedation Drug Choices/Pros and Cons
  11. Post-treatment and Discharge Criteria
  12. Emergency Preparedness, Protocols, Identification and Intervention

Tuesday February, 9, 2021 | 6:30-9:30PM
Wednesday February 17, 2021 | 6:30-9:30PM
Tuesday February 23, 2021 | 6:30-9:30PM
Tuesday March 2, 2021 | 6:30-9:30PM
Wednesday March 10, 2021 | 6:30-9:30PM
CE CREDIT: 15 Credit Hours