icaps projects and methodology
ICAPS uses the Nominal Group Technique and the Delphi Method to formulate and update its agenda, and to achieve consensus generation on specific projects. This is accomplished in most circumstances specifically with sequential, anonymized questionnaires.
ICAPS has thus far completed three policy statements and the TROOPS quality improvement and research tools for Tracking and Reporting Outcomes Of Procedural Sedation. The latter has been published as Roback, et al: Tracking and reporting outcomes of procedural sedation (TROOPS): Standardized quality improvement and research tools from the International Committee for the Advancement of Procedural Sedation. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2018; 120:164-172.
The current active project for ICAPS is an international, multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline titled “Fasting and Aspiration Prevention for Procedural Sedation”. It is currently undergoing sequential Delphi review.
Multiple future projects have been proposed and will be pursued when time permits.