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Sedation Certification is the benchmark for safe and effective sedation standardization and meets all criteria for JCAHO, DNV, and AAAHC accrediting organizations.
Get Sedation Certified today by the most comprehensive certification and continuing education training available.
Certification in Moderate Sedation is available for RNs, MDs, DOs, PAs, Podiatrists and Radiology.
For all CE approvals including ANCC click here.
This is the only Sedation Certification program that offers the CSRN (Certified Sedation Registered Nurse) credential.
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The purpose of sedation certification is to promote safe and effective sedation through
education and communication to review and identify the foundation and general approaches for
non-anesthesia providers to administer safe and effective moderate sedation, conscious
sedation and procedural sedation in the following areas: Endoscopy, Emergency Department,
Operating Room, Radiology, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery,
Dental, Surgery Centers and Office surgeries that offer conscious, I.V., moderate and/or
This Moderate Sedation Certification Course defines recommended practices for IV sedation,
moderate (conscious) sedation, or procedural sedation developed for non-anesthesia registered
nurses, physician assistants, physicians, dentists and podiatrists. This course addresses patient
assessment, patient safety and continuum of care issues that include the ability to identify and
rescue patients who may progress to an unintended deep sedation or general anesthesia. Many
positions on political, legal, and ethical dilemmas concerning non-anesthesia registered nurses
administering sedation are still debated and will be discussed.
You will learn about the nursing care of patients receiving sedation or analgesic medications
while undergoing invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, including medication
administration, patient monitoring, discharge instructions, family and patient teaching, and
patient safety concerns, which are all critical elements of nursing care for patients undergoing
sedation. See sedation certification course agenda.
This class methodically addresses the accreditation requirements set by the Joint Commission
(JCAHO), AAAHC and NIAHO standards for sedation, and identifies critical elements of the
Patient’s preoperative assessment. Monitoring, airway, medications, IV, and how to deal with
complications along with age specific considerations.
Moderate and procedural sedation: emergency room, post anesthesia care unit, operating room,
special procedures, gastroenterology, endoscopy, radiology, ophthalmology and plastic surgery
specialty areas may be given the responsibility of administration and maintenance of sedation in
the presence, and by the order, of a physician or other licensed independent provider (LIP).
The registered nurse has the knowledge and experience with medications used and skills to
assess, interpret and intervene in the event of complications. The registered nurse and other
sedation providers are an asset to the physician and enhances the quality of care provided to
Because of the importance assigned to the task of monitoring the patient who is receiving
sedation, a second nurse or associate is required to assist the physician with those procedures
that are complicated either by the severity of the patient's illness and/or the complex technical
requirements associated with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
The registered nurse will be knowledgeable and familiar with their institution's guidelines as well
as the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), American
Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the American Society of
Anesthesiologists (ASA) for patient monitoring, drug administration, and protocols for dealing
with potential complications or emergency situations during and after sedation.
Was Joan Rivers death caused by improper sedation? It's far to early to tell with reports still giving little to no information. The sad fact remains people die every day due to inadequate sedation policies and procedures. If you are giving moderate sedation to patients, learn all you can and get certified.
Nurses are responsible for knowing the state laws and the Board of Nursing position
statement on non-anesthesia nurses giving and monitoring
sedation for their state.
For all CE approvals including AANC click here.
This conscious sedation certification course addresses patient safety and the continuum of care which includes the ability to identify and to rescue patients during adverse events or complications.
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Nursing Service personnel are involved with managing the nursing care of patients receiving sedation or analgesic medications while undergoing invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Medication administration, patient monitoring, discharge instructions, family teaching and patient safety concerns are all nursing care critical elements of patients undergoing conscience sedation.