4.0 Contact Hours

MyCEcredit designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 4 nursing continuing professional
development contact hours in Pharmacology.

Healthy Visions / MyCEcredit is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider No. CEO CEP17185

No outside financial support.

Program Description

Any of the agents used for sedation and/or analgesia may result in adverse effects. These adverse effects frequently affects upper airway patency, ventilatory function or the cardiovascular system. This course reviews the pharmacology of the most commonly used agents for sedation and outlines their primary effects on respiratory and cardiovascular function. Suggested guidelines for the avoidance of adverse effects through appropriate pre‑sedation evaluation, early identification of changes in respiratory and cardiovascular function, and their treatment are outlined.

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to:
1. Compare common sedation agents.
2. Discuss adverse effects of common sedation agents.
3. Discuss the avoidance of adverse effects through appropriate pre-sedation
4. Explain possible changes in respiratory and cardiovascular function related to
procedural sedation.

20 Randomized Question Exam 80% or better required for CE credits.

Two attempts allowed.