International Sedation Task Force
WorldSIVA is in the process of establishing an International Sedation Taskforce. Members include sedation experts, for both adults and pediatrics. Specialties represented will include: Dental, Hospital, Emergency, Gastroenterology, and Intensive Care Medicine, as well as Anesthesiology. Specialists from around the world with research and clinical expertise in sedation practice from all the major disciplines, continents and specialties will be represented.
Background and Stimulus for Creating an International Sedation Task Force
Currently, sedation worldwide is being practiced by providers representing a variety of specialties. Each specialty has various drugs, guidelines and recommendations. There is neither agreement nor consensus amongst the specialties worldwide with respect to sedation practice: including patient screening, documentation, monitoring, recovery, training and choice of sedation agents and routes of administration. Most importantly, the definition and identification of adverse events differs between specialties, individuals, institutions and countries. This lack of concensus and agreement makes it challenging to follow sedation practices, for both adults and children, amongst the specialties and around the globe.
To establish an International Consensus and produce a Sedation Monitoring Record which could be used for all specialties around the globe to record patient history and documentation during sedation and recovery. Most important the Task Force will reach a concensus on the terminology, definitions and identification of adverse events. These adverse events will be part of the Sedation Monitoring Record. This Sedation Monitoring Record would be applicable to both adult and pediatric sedation.
The website is currently in development and can be found with the following URL: http://sedation.worldsiva.org.