Moderate Sedation Analgesia A Guide for Safe and Effective Sedation
10.0 AANA Class A Credits
3.00 AANA CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.
Course Expiration Date: 2/28/2023
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 10.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038807; Expiration Date 2/28/2023.
AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 3.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.
AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP # 10862.
No outside financial support.
Through Demonstration and Case Studies, the participant will be introduced to the following:
- Demonstrate care for the patient during pre-procedure, intra-procedure, and post-procedure phases of sedation.
- Effectively manage complications which might arise during moderate sedation.
- Document clearly, completely, and according to established standards, policies and instructions.
- List the drugs, routes, and dosages for the drugs commonly used in moderate sedation.
- Discuss antidotes (dosage, side effects, indications) for commonly used drugs with sedation.
- Identify side effects and contraindications to medications that have the potential to suppress a patient’s protective reflexes and respiration.
The learner will be able to:
- Define the levels of sedation/analgesia.
- Identify critical elements of the patient preoperative assessment.
- Demonstrate a Mallampati airway assessment.
- Explain the values of pulse oximetry and capnograph.
- Discuss the issues involving non-anesthesia providers giving propofol.
- Discuss the affect of language on patient outcomes with and without the presence of hypnotic drugs such as midazolam.
- Discuss the Scope of Practice for non-anesthesia RNs.
- Compare and contrast various I.V. moderate and P.O. minimal sedation agents.
- Identify age specific considerations for safe and effective sedation.
- Review the impact of Florence Nightingale, language and nursing.
50 Randomized Question Exam 80% or better required for CE credits.
Two attempts allowed.