Explanation of Benefits

For information about the Society’s educational, research activities or bulk pricing options, or how to upgrade your current membership tier to platinum please contact Greg Leasure, Membership Manager, at [email protected].

Platinum level membership offers the most
comprehensive benefits and greatest value
with access to the new SPS Sedation Provider
Course® Online Learning and Simulation
Packages and the updated Pediatric Sedation
Research Consortium Database with
opportunities for research collaboration.
Gold level membership offers institutions a
choice between Gold Data: a focus on data/research
with access to the updated PSRC database
and research collaboration OR Gold Education: a
focus on education with access to the new SPS
Sedation Provider Course® Online Learning and
Simulation Packages.
Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC)

PSRC is the research arm of the Society for Pediatric Sedation (SPS). Platinum institutions can enter data from all sedation/anesthesia encounters at their institution and benchmark their outcomes with over 50 other sedation/anesthesia programs nationally. Members will have access to detailed and customized quality assurance reports, which can be used for institutional QA and PI projects, and to satisfy regulatory requirements.

SPS Research Collaboration

The Society’s Research Committee evaluates institutional proposals regarding collaborative research projects. This may involve using the PSRC database as well as developing prospective trials. These collaborations have resulted in the publication of scientific manuscripts.

Online Learning Module Package

Institutions, depending on their membership tier, receive access to the learning modules through bonus keys (issued annually for use up to one year) and may purchase additional keys at discount pricing. For detailed information on what is included in the package, go to https://pedsedation.org/offerings/sedation-provider-course/. These case-based online modules are the only pediatric-focused sedation training virtual product available, and offers CME/CE credit.

Simulation-Based Training Course Programs and Materials

Institutions are provided access to all six simulation programs, which are compatible with Laerdal, Gaumard and Muse high-fidelity manikin platforms. Instructional materials for the airway management workshop and the tailoring sedation problem-based cases are also included in the membership package. These compliment the online learning package and can be used in training and credentialing pathways for sedation providers.

SPS Sedation Provider Course

The SPS Sedation Provider Course® is intended to provide sedation practitioners with the basic knowledge and core competencies that promote safe and effective procedural sedation in children. Developed by national sedation experts, the course focuses on patient selection and risk assessment (safety), general approach to procedural sedation, sedation monitoring, sedative drug pharmacology and the recognition and management of the more common sedation-related adverse events. The blended learning system is comprised of an online learning package, plus simulation-based training scenarios, and interactive problem-based cases which together form the live hands-on full day SPS Sedation Provider
Course®. The course experience is ideal for team members who provide pediatric procedural sedation such as physicians, dentists, advanced practice professionals, nurses (including recovery nurses and perioperative personnel), and child life specialists. The SPS Sedation Provider Course® can meet training requirements for annual institutional competencies, provide CME credit and nursing contact hours as well as function in credentialing pathways for those involved in sedation outside the operating room.

Ancillary Membership

Depending on membership tier, institutions will receive membership opportunities for nursing and ancillary staff, providing these individuals with unlimited access to individual member benefits. These include access to free sedation-specific CEUs through the education section of our website, registration for our annual conference at the member rate, and informative member publications such as the weekly Sedation Communications and quarterly SPS News.

The SPS Center of Excellence (CoE)

Gold-Education institutions may apply for the SPS CoE award for a discounted fee of $500. The application process for this designation is quite rigorous, for the purpose of recognizing institutions that provide state-of-the-art care with superior patient outcomes and customer satisfaction. Sedation services receiving the designation as a Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation are recognized on the SPS website as well as acknowledged during the SPS Annual Conference.

Consultation Services

Institutional members may seek consultative services from SPS sedation experts on topics such as optimizing workflow, improving patient billing strategies and meeting current regulatory requirements.

Website Recognition

Institutional members are recognized on the SPS website with a link to your hospital website.

Job Advertisements

Institutions may post available employment opportunities on the SPS site at no charge.