An important part of the SPS strategic plan is to promote the society’s educational mission – striving to be the international leader in quality professional education for multidisciplinary teams providing procedural sedation in children. The Education Committee, soon to be chaired by Dr. Mary Landrigan-Ossar, has been organized to reflect the strategic priorities of the Society in regards to our educational mission. Comprised of three subcommittees, Educational Programming, the Sedation Provider Course© and Educational Outreach, this affords SPS members several opportunities to become actively engaged in the society.
Chaired by Dr. Jaimee Holbrook, the Educational Programming Subcommittee focuses primarily on conference program development, but also oversees ongoing updates of all educational materials as well as collaborating with the Quality and Safety Committee to pursue MOC projects.
Our recently created Sedation Provider Course© learning system, comprised of online modules paired with simulation-based training, is the only sedation provider educational system specifically targeting children.
Chaired by Dr. Corrie Chumpitazi, the popular Sedation Provider Course Subcommittee oversees all courses supported by the SPS nationally. Committee members serve as course faculty, experienced in both simulation-based training and debriefing as well as the provision of procedural sedation.
Chaired by Dr. Kamal Abulebda, the Educational Outreach Subcommittee collaborates with the Membership and Sedation Provider Course committees to facilitate the use of the Sedation Provider Course© learning system at member institutions. Simulation experts, educational theorists and sedation experts provide advice regarding inclusion of this learning system in training and credentialing pathways.
If anyone has an interest in joining these subcommittees and helping to further the educational mission of the Society for Pediatric Sedation, please write to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. If you attend the SPS Annual Conference in Baltimore (#SPS20), please approach them and let them know you wish to help.