Welcome to SOSPOSA
It is for me a great honour to write this introductory note for the update of the SOSPOSA website. We have been waiting for quite a while to get this off the ground, now we are all excited about what will be on offer. SOSPOSA is a member of the International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Societies (IFDAS) and a special interest group of the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA).
We are extremely grateful to SASA for allowing us to become a special interest group of the society. This is a huge step forward in bringing together sedation practitioners. We are in an era where sedation is becoming a viable option for certain procedures outside the operating room.
There is a lot of interest in the sedation option, and various disciplines have become involved. We need the support of all practitioners involved and interested in sedation practice. You will have the opportunity to get the latest information regarding safe sedation practice, and to ask questions on sedation related issues – an interactive website. The publication of the SASA guidelines in 2010 on Procedural Sedation and Analgesia is an important step forward to ensure safe sedation practice.