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Monitoring Ambulatory Surgery Patients During Moderate Sedation/Analgesia

Sedation and anesthesia are important risk factors for morbidity and mortality during operative or invasive procedures.

Administering sedation safely is critical to:

  • Help prevent negative outcomes
  • Comply with regulations

This course will cover:

  • How moderate sedation relates to other types of anesthesia services, and how this relates to patient safety
  • Important information about the administration of moderate sedation, including processes and procedures that occur before and after analgesic administration

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the levels on the continuum of sedation in typical patient care scenarios
  • Identify the key features of moderate sedation as they relate to patient care
  • Distinguish nursing responsibilities before, during, and after moderate sedation as they relate to patient care