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

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


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.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Conscious Sedation / standards*
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical, Continuing / organization & administration*
  • Educational Measurement
  • Feedback
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation