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 procedural sedation.
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, 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.