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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. ghollman@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

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.

DESCRIPTION:

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.

EVALUATION:

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.

CONCLUSIONS:

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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