Pediatric Procedural Sedation

Course Goal

The Pediatric Procedural Sedation module will focus on the care of children (newborns through adolescence) undergoing moderate sedation. 

The ultimate goal of procedural sedation is to provide pediatric patients with the benefits of sedation while minimizing the associated risks. The Pediatric Procedural Sedation module will provide clinical management guidelines and competencies for the purpose of ensuring uniformity of care provided to pediatric patients receiving procedural sedation.

Target Audience

This online module is intended for Licensed Independent Practitioners (LIPs), including physicians and allied health professionals with appropriate credentials, such as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP). It is primarily geared toward providers at Swedish, but can be used by anyone with internet access.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Prepare and evaluate pediatric patients prior to sedation
  • Distinguish between the different levels of sedation and recognize when a patient's level of sedation progresses from moderate to deep
  • Identify the drugs commonly administered to induce moderate procedural sedation
  • Manage side effects and complications of moderate procedural sedation


The planning committee members have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was used in the development of this CME learning activity.

Course Materials & Self-Assessment

Read all course materials below before completing the online self-assessment quiz.

Additional Materials:

Completion Documentation

CME credit will be granted only if your self-assessment quiz score is 100% and you finish the evaluation. The log-in to claim credit occurs after you complete the quiz and evaluation. *Please note you will not receive credit or a certificate for this program if you do not continue the steps after the quiz.

  • If asked, "Would you like to resume the quiz where you left off?" click "No."
  • After passing the quiz, CLICK ON THE 'NEXT' button on the quiz completion page in order to:  Complete the evaluation, CLAIM CREDIT, and print your CME certificate as proof of your completion.


Please note: These modules may not work on Internet Explorer 10 or 11.  Please use a different browser to complete these modules. Additional system requirements are listed in the tabs below. Please contact Swedish CME  with any questions.

CME Credit

Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Swedish Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

General Information

This is a self-learning module requiring reading and answering questions related to the content. The learner must complete all answers accurately in order to successfully complete the course.

Estimated Time to Complete

Allow one hour to complete the training module and exam.

Registration Fee
If you are a credentialed provider at Swedish, there is no registration fee. Hospital affiliation will be verified and your registration fee will be covered directly by the hospital. All other providers will be charged a $35 registration fee to claim credit for completing the activity.

Important Dates
Release Date: January 2, 2014
Review Date: December 31, 2016
Review Date: December 31, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2022

Contact Information
Administrative Questions: Medical Staff Services at 206-386-2550
Technical Questions: CME at 206-386-2755

Privacy & Confidentiality
The department of Continuing Medical Education at Swedish Medical Center is committed to protecting the privacy of those who utilize its Web site. The CME department will not release individual information about use of its site, including visitor e-mail addresses, to any third party. We will not transfer, sell or rent visitor e-mail addresses to any third party. The CME department may report general information about the activity to third parties.  We will report only aggregate statistics, for instance, total number of page views, overall duration of visits, or similar aggregate data. The CME Department at Swedish Medical Center has taken reasonable steps to keep all information secure against unauthorized access and use. We will review our privacy policy regularly. Please direct any questions about this privacy statement to Swedish CME.

This learning activity is the property of Swedish Medical Center.


CME Content Developers & Planners

David Colvin, M.D., Chair
Michelle Eng, CME Manager
Nicole Roehrig, MSN, RN, CPN
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist Sr.

Michael Shannon, M.D., Chair
Caye Boosalis, MEd, CME Manager
Nicole Roehrig, MSN, RN, CPN
Bruce Webster, M.D., Ph.D.
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist

Bruce Webster, M.D., Chair
Marie Arnone, RN, MA, CCRN
Greg Marsh, M.D.
Nicole Roehrig, MSN, RN, CPN
Michael Shannon, M.D.
Laura Jacob
Danielle Westley, CME Specialist

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