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Safe and Painless Sedation for Children

Published: 19 January 2018

The increased demand for services to provide sedation for children undergoing complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures led to the creation of an interprofessional sedation course by Dr. Teresa Valois, anesthesiologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and her team.

For the past nine years, this course has been offered to fellows, residents, nurses, and MRI technicians in collaboration with the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at McGill University. In this innovative setting, learners have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to practice their skills using the latest simulation technology, participating in team-based clinical scenarios using high-fidelity task trainers and standardized patients.  All of the participants have expressed that this is a very positive learning experience that has changed their practice. 

“It is our hope to continue expanding this course so that it’s available to more health care professionals, to ensure that children are provided safe and painless sedation,” says Dr. Valois.

For more information about upcoming workshops, please contact Roula Cacolyris at 514-412-4400, ext. 22464 or by email at roula.cacolyris [at]

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