Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the AAP Section on Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine 1965-2015
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Executive Committee

Rita Agarwal, MD FAAP
Palo Alto, CA
Raeford Brown, MD, FAAP
Lexington, KY
Nina Guzzetta, MD FAAP
Atlanta, GA

Courtney A Hardy, MD FAAP
Wilmette, IL
Anita Honkanen, MD FAAP
Palo Alto, CA
Mary Landrigan-Ossar, MD

Boston, MA
Joseph D Tobias, MD FAAP
Immediate Past Chairperson
Columbus, OH

Randall P Flick, MD MPH FAAP
Liaison, ASA Committee on

Constance S Houck, MD FAAP
Liaison, AAP Committee on

Jennifer Riefe, MEd
Div Hospital & Surgical Svcs
book ps AAP Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine releases NEW Manual on Procedural Sedation for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
View details about the Manual including a Promo Code for 15% off!
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Policy Statements Recently Published

Codeine: Time to Say “No”
SSection on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Committee on Drugs
Pediatrics Volume 138, number 4, October 2016

Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients Before, During, and After Sedation for Diagnostic and
Therapeutic Procedures: Update 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatrics Volume 138, number 1, July 2016

Prevention and Management of Procedural Pain in the Neonate: An Update
Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Pediatrics Volume 137, number 2, February 2016

Critical Elements for the Pediatric Perioperative Anesthesia Environment
Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Pediatrics Volume 136, number 6, December 2015

Smart Tots
American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses 2015 SmartTots ConsensusStatement on the Use of Anesthetic and Sedative Drugs in Infants and Toddlers

View 2015 SmartTots Consensus Statement.

SmartTots has developed FAQs for Healthcare Providers and FAQs for Parents and Caregivers regarding the new statement.

Read the AAP News article (11/18/15) covering the release of the 2015 Consensus Statement!

Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies Grant
As part of work related to the Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies Grant from SAMHSA, our Section is working to develop a 6-part webinar series with the AAP Committee on Substance Abuse aimed at preventing, identifying, and treating opioid dependence. The first webinar, offered in July 2015, focused on the Neurobiology of Pain. The second webinar, offered in August 2015, focused on Strategies for Pain Management. Four additional webinars will be offered in the near future.
View Archived Webinars!

New Patient Education Handouts Available on Pediatric Anesthesia Care
Two NEW Section-authored patient education handouts are now available on Pediatric Patient Education™ online:
"Anesthesia and Your Child: Information for Parents" and
"Anesthesia and Your Child: The Day of the Procedure."
Information from the handouts has also been made available on


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Upcoming Events

SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology 2017
March 3-5, 2017
JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Items of Interest

Survey Highlights Barriers to
Post-Residency Training for
Combined Pediatrics, Anesthesia Residents


AMA Encourages Expansion of Community
Access to and Physician Co-Prescribing of
Naloxone - With AAP Support


Educate Parents on Benefits of Smoking
Cessation Before Child’s Surgery

AAP News article

FDA Approves OxyContin for Children 11 and

AAP News article


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