Quality & Safety

The Society for Pediatric Sedation® is dedicated to promoting safe, high quality pediatric procedural sedation care. Since its inception in the early 2000’s, the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC) has gathered data from a number of participating institutions to provide baseline information on sedation outcomes. Moving forward, we are striving to define and develop metrics for quality in pediatric sedation utilizing the framework of the Institute of Medicine’s 6 Aims of Quality. Additionally, SPS has created many resources to help providers and institutions to establish and continually improve their sedation practices.
Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation Designation description, application information, and examples of successful Quality Improvement Projects from winning CoE Institutions. Quality Improvement Project Assistance Resource and assistance for SPS members to participate in or develop MOC Part 4 projects or Quality Stories for the COE application. Sedation Resource Library Up-to-date literature references for sedation and acute pain management guidelines in various clinical practice environments, Quality Improvement resources, etc.  Access to the Sedation Resource Library is only available to SPS members, if not a member join here SPS Consensus Statements: Sample Sedation Policy Template Example of a sedation policy for institutions just starting their sedation programs Sedation/Anesthesia Effects on Development Resources to help you understand the 2016 FDA Drug Safety Communication and additional resources Characteristics of High-Performance Pediatric Procedural Sedation Programs Infographics describing these characteristics are based upon a 2017 comprehensive survey of SPS Institutional Members
Centers of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation