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 issued four 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.
ICAPS has just completed an international, multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline titled “Fasting and Aspiration Prevention for Procedural Sedation”. It has been submitted for publication.