Physicians using moderate sedation should be able to allay the patient's fear and anxiety when using analgesia. Moderate sedation involves managing the care of patients receiving sedative or analgesic medications. Course participants will be better able to assess patients for conscious sedation and review the pharmacology and administration of commonly used sedatives. Proper airway management and assessing potential respiratory complications are critical care elements of conscious sedation. This course meets Baptist Health Medical Staff re-credentialing requirements.
All physicians who administer moderate sedation for surgical and endoscopic procedures.
Define moderate sedation and analgesia.
Describe patient assessment and selection.
Review patient monitoring.
Discuss pharmacology of conscious sedation.
Identify necessary rescue equipment and medications.
Identify potential complications and the treatment.
Explain patient recovery and discharge criteria.
Summarize documentation requirements.