Society for Pediatric Sedation

Project Overview

The Society for Pediatric Sedation (SPS) partnered with Artisan to create its Sedation Provider Course with the goal of immersing clinicians in real-world decision making.

Medical training often involves an expert lecturing clinicians on new findings with a text-heavy slide deck. The Society for Pediatric Sedation was looking to make its flagship Sedation Provider course a challenging, engaging, and thought-provoking experience for learners. 

Our instructional designers and a team of SPS physicians worked together to create five case-based scenarios that immersed learners into the complex decision-making process that is pediatric sedation. Rather than be told through lecture, learners make decisions and get feedback from an expert. Each case has a doctor character that acts as a guide and offers reflection on various choices. SPS has received excellent feedback on the course from its members as well as hospital groups across the country.

Sedation Provider Course

We designed and developed an immersive online offering that stands alone or can be paired with an instructor-led simulation. 

Real-Life Medical Situations

In each of the five case-based scenarios, the learner acts as the deciding clinician for a pediatric patient undergoing a procedure that may require sedation.

Custom Template Design

We created a repeatable visual design so our busy learners knew what to expect. Instructionally, we challenged the learner by making each case progressively more difficult or specialized.

Immersive Learning

We designed the cases such that the learner makes the critical decisions they face in real life. From the first look at the patient’s chart through discharge, learners make a myriad of decisions with expert feedback along the way.

Sample screen capture from the course with the title, "Reducing the Risk of an Adverse Event."
Sample screen capture from the course with the title, "Sedative Agents." The learner is asked to make a choice based on a patient history chart.