Monthly Archives: September 2014

PSSS – Pediatric Sedation State Scale

Safe and efficacious procedural sedation practices have always been a goal of hospital care at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH).  Procedural sedation occurs in a wide variety of hospital settings; these areas include Radiology (Interventional Radiology, CT, and Nuclear Medicine), Dentistry, … Continue reading

SPAIN – Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Improvement Network

This national quality improvement project is an effort to develop a multicenter registry on the perioperative anesthesia course and management of children undergoing surgery for chest wall deformities.   While chest wall deformities in children are relatively common (approximately 1 out … Continue reading

PACU – Post Anesthesia Care Unit Outcomes Project

Quality outcomes in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) have always been a goal of hospital care at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). A considerable number of metrics can be used to measure quality of outcomes in the PACU – such … Continue reading