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Paediatric emergency care

PREDICT was established in 2004 to improve emergency care for children and adolescents through rigorous multi centre research. PREDICT is a part of the Paediatric Emergency Medicine Society (PEMS) – Australia and New Zealand (

Paediatric Procedural Sedation

The Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital and Sunshine Hospital have developed a program to educate and accredit emergency department staff in paediatric procedural sedation.

Babl F, Priestley S, Krieser D et al.  Development and implementation of an education and credentialing programme to provide safe paediatric procedural sedation in emergency departments Emerg Med Australas. 2006 Oct-Dec;18(5-6):489-97 (link to full paper)

Priestley S, Babl FE, Krieser D et al. Evaluation of the impact of a paediatric procedural sedation credentialing programme on quality of care. Emerg Med Australas. 2006 Oct-Dec;18(5-6):498-504 (link to abstract)

Babl FE, Munro J, Kainey G et al. Scope for improvement: hospital wide sedation practice at a children’s hospital. Arch Dis Child 2006 Aug;91(8):716-7 (link to extract)

Babl F, Barnett P, Palmer G et al. A pilot study of inhaled methoxyflurane for procedural analgesia in children. Pediatric Anesthesia 2007 17(2):148–153 (link to abstract)