Marga van Eck-Smaling

Marga van Eck

Since 2011 I am working as nurse anesthetist in het Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.

In 2017 I followed the national training program for Sedation Practioner for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia for adult patients. I combined my experience as “adult” sedation Practioner and my skills and knowledge as pediatric anesthetic nurse and was co-worker in setting up an anesthetic sedation service for pediatric patients in the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital. Last year we performed nearly 3000 sedation procedures.

To guarantee the quality of the sedation service we have set up a modern EPA based training program for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in children, including technical and non-technical aspects related to pain and fear reduction in children.

Medical Career:

2017 Sedation Practioner in Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital and Princess Maxima Center for pediatric oncology

2012 BLS and PBLS instructor, ERC

2011 Nurse Anesthetist in Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital

2009 - 2016 Trainer / teacher of Nurse Anaesthetist Students

2008 - 2009 Preoperative Assessment courses for nurses, UMCU – Academic

2006 Practical Coaching in Medical Care, Hoge School Leiden

2003 - 2011 Nurse anesthetist, Woerden,  Hofpoort Hospital