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Welcome to the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM), a Society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.  The SPPM concept originated with directors and key leaders of acute and chronic pediatric pain medicine programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, a great increase in the numbers of patients, and strong desire for collaboration and advocacy for infants, children, and adolescents with painful conditions.

Question of the Month September 2017

Spinal anesthesia in infants is a viable anesthesia technique for surgeries such as inguinal hernia. A 2 month-old former 30 week gestation female is scheduled for a unilateral inguinal hernia repair. The resident on the case has a strong desire to perform the spinal. How does practitioner level (Attending/CRNA/Resident) matter in terms of success/failure of placement of an infant spinal?

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