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Teach Learn Med. 2013;25(3):249-57. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2013.797352.

Development, implementation, and initial participant feedback of a pediatric sedation provider course.

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  • 1University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Pediatrics, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA.



No standardized educational curriculum exists for pediatric sedation practitioners. We sought to describe the curriculum and implementation of a pediatric sedation provider course and assess learner satisfaction with the course curriculum.


The course content was determined by formulating a needs assessment using published sedation guidelines, reports of sedation related adverse events, and a survey of sedation practitioners. Students provided feedback regarding satisfaction with the course immediately following the course and 6 months later.


The course consisted of 5 didactic lectures, 1 small-group session, 6 simulation scenarios, a course syllabus, and a written examination. The course was conducted over 1 day at 3 different locations. Sixty-nine students completed the course and were uniformly satisfied with the course curriculum.


A standardized pediatric sedation provider course was developed for sedation practitioners and consisted of a series of lectures and simulation scenarios. Overall satisfaction with the course was positive.

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