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Procedural Sedation and Analgesia - Conscious Moderate Sedation

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 1 hour
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Course Summary

As noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures become more common outside of operating rooms, the use of conscious moderate sedation to induce a state in which patients can tolerate unpleasant procedures while maintaining airway control and oxygenation independently has had corresponding growth. Conscious moderate sedation, with or without analgesia, creates a depressed level of consciousness with minimal risk to the patient. With the proper understanding of moderate sedation techniques and monitoring requirements, health clinicians can offer patients an alternative to more invasive sedation options.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Procedural Sedation And Patient Monitoring

1.   Sedation Technique and Levels: Overview

III.        Safe Sedation Practices

1.   Patient Management

2.   Combination, Anesthetic, and Infusion Drugs

IV.         Gastroenterology Procedures

V.           Cardiology Procedures

VI.         Dental Procedures

VII.      Radiology Procedures

VIII.    Emergency Procedures

1.   Sedation and Patient Comfort

IX.         Sedatives And Analgesics

1.   Benzodiazepines

2.   Barbiturates

3.   Non-barbiturate Sedatives

4.   Opioids

5.   Non-opioid Analgesic and Dissociative Anesthetic

6.   Inhalation Agents

7.   Sympathomimetic Agents

X.           Summary


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