Moderate or Procedural Sedation: Patient Assessment and Monitoring


The nurse has an important role in caring for patients who receive moderate, or procedural, sedation before, during, and after diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This program focuses on intravenous administration of moderate, or procedural sedation as this route shortens recovery times and reduces risk for patients having minor surgery and endoscopic procedures.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Define procedural/moderate sedation.
  2. List interventions in which procedural sedation may be utilized.
  3. Discuss the risks and benefits associated with procedural sedation.
  4. Cite information that must be obtained when performing a pre-procedure assessment.
  5. State what emergency equipment must be in the procedure room and at the bedside.
  6. Compare and contrast the four states along the continuum of sedation.
  7. Explain common complications associated with procedural sedation.
  8. Differentiate between the various classes of medications that can be used during procedural sedation.
  9. Describe patient monitoring during procedural sedation including:
    1. Parameters to evaluate
    2. Frequency of assessment
    3. Information that must be documented
  10. Outline discharge criteria.
  11. Address information that must be included with discharge instructions.
Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP021
Media: DVD
Year: 2015
Duration: 22:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Medication Administration
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