Through this training course, it is the mission of Healthy Visions to enhance this entire skill set.

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Online | DVD Home Study | Live Course | Your Facility | Facility License

This Moderate Sedation Course Includes:

Six hours of video and four hours of didactic reading covering
  • History of sedation
  • The definition of sedation
  • Different degrees of sedation
  • Goals of sedation
  • What is moderate sedation
  • Indications for sedation
  • Possible consequences of sedation
  • Role of the sedation nurse
  • Levels of sedation analgesia
  • The continuum of sedation
  • General approach to conducting safe and effective sedation
  • The foundation
  • Performing safe and effective sedation
  • Foundations of Sedation
  • The sedation team
  • Sedation team communication
Joint Commission, DNV and the AAAHC guidelines
  • Joint Commission guidelines
  • Joint Commission standards and deep sedation and anesthesia
  • Care of patients
  • Joint Commission policy
  • Joint Commission policy – Permission to administer moderate sedation Q&A
Assessments (As related to sedation)
  • Pre-Operative sedation assessment
  • Learn the ASA classifications and how to properly use them
  • Physical examination
  • Airway assessment
  • Mallampati Airway Assessment
Pediatric Sedation Age-Specific Considerations
  • Goals of pediatric sedation
  • Pediatric special considerations
  • Age related changes in vital signs
  • Pediatric assessment
  • When not to sedate a child
  • Who is qualified to sedate pediatric
  • Special equipment for PEDS
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Reversal for Benzodiazepines
  • Midazolam (Versed)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Flumazenil (Romazicon)
  • Reversal for Flumazenil (Romazicon)
  • Narcotics
  • Opioids
  • Morphine
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Naloxone (Narcan)
  • Reversal Naloxone (Narcan)
  • Ketamine (Ketalar)
  • Reversal for Flumazenil (Romazicon)
  • Clondine (Catapress)
  • Dexmedetomidine (Precedex)
  • Emergency Medications
  • Propofol
Propofol (In depth)
  • States policies concerning RNs giving
  • Some Boards of nursing allow, some don’t
  • Adverse reactions to Propofol
  • Should RNs push Propofol?
  • Why RNs are asked to push Propofol
  • Propofol concerns
  • Arguments for RNs giving Propofol
  • Propofol for ventilator support
Complications and How to Survive Them
  • Airway Obstructions
  • Pulmonary Aspiration
  • Dysrhythmias
  • Hyper/Hypotension
  • Sedation Disasters
  • Reversals
Suggestion and Patient Sedation
  • How to address patient fears
  • How to to talk to patients
  • Suggestibility and semantics
  • Memory and hearing formation during sedation
  • Pre, intra and post-op suggestions
100 Question Exam

100 Randomized Question Exam The actual exam to earn your Certification in Moderate Sedation is a 100 question exam which covers all aspects of Moderate Sedation including but not limited to:

  • History
  • Joint Commission Policies
  • State guidelines
  • The medical team
  • Best practices for sedation and proper assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Equipment
  • Medications
  • Reversals
  • Monitoring during the procedure
  • Airway
  • Discharge criteria and monitoring
  • Geriatric specific sedation
  • Pediatric specific sedation
  • How to properly communicate with patients
  • And more
10 CE Credits for RN, MD and DO

10 Contact Hour Certificate

CE Certificate for Nurses

Certified Moderate Sedation Nurse (CSRN) designation

What is a CSRN

  • Earn your CSRN (Certified Moderate Sedation Nurse) designation through this course

A CSRN is:

  • A tremendous asset to the physician
  • They are knowledgeable of the medications used
  • They possess the skills to properly assess the patient’s condition
  • Can effectively intervene in the event of complications
  • They are knowledgeable of the regulations, protocols, and guidelines applicable:
    • To patient monitoring
    • Drug administration
    • Aware of potential complications/emergencies before, during and after the procedure

Through this training course, it is the mission of Healthy Visions to enhance this entire skill set.

Or call 1-866-312-3159 for assistance.

One year free membership to the AAMSN (American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses) included

Get Certified in Moderate Sedation Today

To get started choose from the course type that suits your needs (Blue is link):

Online Moderate Sedation 10 CE Course – Get instant access to our online course. Includes all videos, course manual and exam also works on all Windows, Apple and Android devices.

DVD Home Study, Moderate Sedation 10 CE Course – All video materials on DVD, printed course manual, online access for exam delivered to your door.

Live Course, Moderate Sedation 10 CE Course – Join one of our instructors for a day of sedation learning in a live course.

For facilities who need to certify multiple staff members

Your Facility – Our instructor comes to your facility and instructs the course live to your staff.

Facility License – Online access of all materials for your staff at a huge discount, available for 15 or more.

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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # CEP 15997 for 10 Contact Hours.
Healthy Visions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).Code # 5-133. One (1) CNE credit awarded for each 60-minute contact hour.

This Sedation Certification Continuing Education training is approved for ANCC CE Credits and physician category II CMEs and the California Board of Registered Nursing.

The American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN) has designated Sedation Certification and Clinical Competency as GI-Specific for 6.75 contact hours.