Top Reasons to Join the Society for Pediatric Sedation®

Reasons to Join the Society for Pediatric Sedation®

  1. The Society for Pediatric Sedation® Scholarly Grant. SPS members can apply for the SPS Scholarly Grant, worth up to $10,000 to support pediatric sedation-related quality improvement projects, research activities, or educational (teaching) initiatives that aim to advance the mission of the Society.
  1. The SPS Center of Excellence (COE) in Pediatric Sedation. SPS Platinum member institutions can apply for the COE designation. The Pediatric Center of Excellence is a team of pediatric healthcare providers committed to safe and effective pediatric procedural sedation utilizing current best practices in a patient and family centered environment. There are continual self-review, evaluation and changes aimed at achieving the highest quality of care with efficient use of limited healthcare resources.
  1. The SPS nursing contact hour credit. SPS is committed to expanding the online learning opportunities for its nursing members. The nursing members of the SPS can utilize the SPS online education modules to obtain nursing contact hours and continuing education credits.
  1. We represent the top multidisciplinary organization advocating quality pediatric sedation care in the US and internationally, with membership including over 50 sedation programs and nearly 800 individuals. Check out our website for more information:
  1. We advance pediatric sedation research via access to Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium database (PSRC).
    1. Nearly two dozen impactful pediatric sedation research publications in the past decade
    2. Opportunities for research projects for fellows/residents; annual best abstract awards
    3. Compete for sedation research startup grant

  1. We provide quality pediatric sedation education.
    1. Access to CME specific to Pediatric Sedation via our website
    2. Access to educational articles, reviews, and newsletter on the website
    3. (Handbook) to be published
  1. We provide and distribute the Pediatric Sedation Provider Course.
    1. Premiere educational resource, with didactic and simulation components
    2. Opportunity for training, education and credentialing for many institutions
    3. Platinum Institutional Membership enables you to offer this course at your center
  1. We enable advancement in the quality and safety of your sedation program.
    1. Benchmark your data against a national database and receive custom reports
    2. Become an SPS-designated Center of Pediatric Sedation Excellence
    3. Compare your policies and procedures with other institutions
  1. We include the whole sedation team with nursing and allied health benefits.
    1. Free membership to nurses and ancillary staff with Platinum Institutional Membership
    2. Access to sedation nursing CEUs
    3. Platform for sedation nursing and child life leadership and communication
  1. We host the annual multidisciplinary SPS Sedation Conference.
    1. Opportunity to learn from and interact with a diverse group of providers, including anesthesiology, critical care, emergency medicine, hospitalists, dentists, nursing and child life
    2. Breakout sessions on common issues facing the pediatric sedationist
    3. Opportunities to teach, present, mentor or be mentored
  1. We enable discounted access to a premiere “how to” course for nitrous oxide sedation (, available with Platinum Institutional Membership.
  1. We facilitate the business aspects of pediatric sedation.
    1. Access to policies, guidelines and regulations
    2. Billing/coding advice and job postings via our website
    3. Promote your sedation program to the public via our “Parent” website link
  1. We are a great group of people with a common goal of great care for children. Join us!