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Monitoring Ambulatory Surgery Patients During Moderate Sedation/Analgesia (CE)

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 and comply with regulations. This continuing education activity will discuss how moderate sedation relates to other types of anesthetic services, and how this relates to patient safety. In addition, discussion will cover important information about the administration of moderate sedation by non-anesthesia personnel, as well as processes before and after sedation.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, 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