Dr. Pradip Kamat, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, Director of Children’s Sedation Services at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, and Society of Pediatric Sedation, explains the changing landscape of pediatric anesthesiology, the growing involvement of pediatric intensivists, and provides a forecast for the future of pediatric sedation in th … [Read more...] about Video: Pradip Kamat, MD, MBA on OPENPediatrics
Donna Eull, RN, MA, CHPN
For our winter newsletter, Focus on Education, we are fortunate to offer an interview with Donna Eull, RN, MA, CHPN. Donna is a pain and palliative care nurse at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, where she has been instrumental in staff education and implementation of the Children’s Comfort Promise for children and their fami … [Read more...] about Interview With a Sedation Education Expert
When a child is referred to the sedation team, it is often for a procedure that would be stressful or traumatizing for the child to complete while awake. Even though sedation is used to decrease stress and anxiety in children, the sedation itself can be perceived or experienced as stressful.
In order to decrease this pre-procedure stress, child life specialists often utilize … [Read more...] about Child Life 101 – Education
Quality and safety in sedation is often reflected by how we, as providers, deliver safe, effective sedation for an imaging study or procedure. Managing a child on the autism spectrum can be a wild ride, particularly if that child has the added barriers of being non-verbal or exhibits aggressive behaviors when confronted with an interruption in their routine. Parents experience … [Read more...] about Defining Quality and Safety in Autistic or Aggressive Patients