Institutional Membership


The Society for Pediatric Sedation offers Institutional Membership (IM) with unique benefits designed to help you improve sedation education, quality and research at your facility. 

These benefits include ancillary memberships for your nurses and child life specialists! This is a great way to encourage collaboration with other institutions and members of the Society as well as providing them with access to pediatric procedural sedation education.

* Ancillary members include nursing, child life and advanced practice nursing (physicians must join as individual members).

Platinum Membership Benefits
$6,000 Annual Fee
Gold-Data Membership Benefits
$3,000 Annual Fee
Gold-Education Membership Benefits
$3,000 Annual Fee
PSRC Data Entry
PSRC Research Collaboration
SPS Sedation Provider
Course© Online Learning Package
Discount Volume Pricing + 20 Bonus Keys **
Discount Volume Pricing **
Discount Volume Pricing + 10 Bonus Keys **
SPS Sedation Provider
Course© Simulation Package
SPS Conference and Sedation Provider Course©
at Reduced Rates
Ancillary Members
Included with Institutional Membership*
Center of Excellence Application
Discounted Pricing
Discounted Pricing
Consultation Services
Website Recognition
Job Advertisements

Explanation of Benefits

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:
Gold Data – a focus on data/research with access to the updated PSRC database and research collaboration
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 group of the Society for Pediatric Sedation (SPS) and has recently updated the sedation database. Platinum institutions can enter data from all sedation/anesthesia encounters at their institution and benchmark their outcomes with contributing 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.

SPS Sedation Provider Course® Online

Institutions, depending on their membership tier, receive access to the online course through a learning management system and may purchase additional “seats” at discount pricing. For detailed information on what is included in the package, go to The course includes case-based interactive modules designed to enhance provider knowledge and clinical competency.

Simulation-Based Training Course Programs and Materials

Institutions are provided access to all simulation sedation programs, which are compatible with Laerdal and Gaumard high-fidelity manikin platforms.  These compliment the online learning package and can be used in training and credentialing pathways for sedation providers.

SPS Sedation Provider Course®

The in-person 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.

The SPS Center of Excellence (CoE)

All institutions are encouraged to apply for the SPS CoE award; however, fees may vary per membership level. 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. Detailed information is available here.

Ancillary Membership

Depending on membership tier, institutions will receive membership opportunities for nursing and child life 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 and registration for our annual conference at the member rate.

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.

Individual Membership Benefits

Professional Education
  • Obtain CEU and CME credit
  • Obtain credit to meet MOC requirements
  • Access free online educational opportunities on the SPS website (member only access)
  • Receive discounted registration for SPS Provider Course Online Modules
  • Meet colleagues who are also dedicated to the advancement of pediatric sedation
  • Join committees to advance the practice of pediatric sedation
  • Network with others interested in global health and sedation/anesthesia in resource-poor areas
  • Receive mentorship from SPS leaders towards an academic career in pediatric sedation
  • Enhance your CV and professional profile
  • Have opportunities to nominate your colleagues for excellence awards in pediatric sedation
  • Receive mentorship for collaborative research opportunities
  • Propose a new project or join an ongoing project in pediatric sedation
  • Apply for a scholarly grant supporting sedation-related QI projects, research activities, or teaching initiatives
SPS Annual Conference
  • Receive discounted registration for the largest annual multidisciplinary sedation conference
  • Learn from national experts sharing the latest updates in pediatric procedural sedation
  • Participate in workshops and breakout sessions to learn new skills and best practices
  • Engage in this exciting multidisciplinary forum with child life specialists, nurses and APNs, dentists, and physicians from anesthesia, critical care, emergency and hospitalist medicine
  • Showcase your work and expertise via abstracts, posters and oral presentations

Physician Trainee Membership

Fellows of pediatric training programs in critical care, emergency medicine, anesthesia and hospital medicine are eligible for free membership for the duration of their training. For questions please contact [email protected].

After You Join

Interested in getting involved? Join a committee!

SPS committees offer a great way to network with other sedation professionals and participate in special projects. Click HERE for a list of committees.

Join a Committee
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