TABLE 4

Credentialing Characteristics of Sedation Programs

Credentialing Characteristicsn (%)
Initial credentialing (n = 41)
 Do your physicians receive special credentialing to provide sedation service?
  No8 (19.5)
  Yes33 (80.5)
 Initial credentialing is granted through (n = 33) (multiple choices may be selected)
  Credentialing granted through a primary specialty26 (78.7)
  Credentialing granted through sedation as a separate specialty section13 (39.4)
 Pediatric specialties that can be credentialed: (n = 33)
  PCCM33 (100)
  PEM26 (78.8)
  Pediatric anesthesia27 (81.8)
  Pediatric hospitalist4 (12.1)
 Initial credentialing requirement for sedation providers includes (n = 41) (multiple choices may be selected)
  Documentation having performed a certain number of pediatric procedural sedates or documented proctoring of a certain number of deep sedation cases20 (48.8)
  Evidence of procedural sedation/analgesia training during fellowship24 (58.5)
  Successful completion of pediatric procedural sedation orientation packet21 (51.2)
  Current PALS certification30 (73.2)
  ACLS Certification1 (2.4)
Recredentialing (n = 41)
 Recredentialed through primary subspecialty34 (82.9)
 Recredentialed through other mechanisms3 (7.3)
 No requirement for recredentialing4 (9.8)
 Recredentialing of sedation providers requires: (n = 41)
  Maintenance of proficiency in safe administration of procedural sedation by performing a minimum number of sedations/y26 (63.4)
  Maintenance of airway skills in the operating room10 (24.4)
  Attendance at a pediatric sedation simulation course1 (2.4)
  Current certification in PALS27 (65.9)
  Other6 (14.6)
  None4 (9.8)