Moderate or Procedural Sedation: Preventing and Managing Complications: Sedation in Children


Not all patients are good candidates for moderate, or procedural, sedation. Pregnant women, and patients with kidney, liver, and cardiac disease may be excluded from receiving sedating drugs, as well as those patients with respiratory compromise, acute narrow angle glaucoma, unstable arrhythmias. In addition, young children, infants, neonates must be treated with caution.

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an understanding of monitoring and managing complications of moderate sedation, and the special responsibilities of performing moderate sedation on children.


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

  1. Cite physical conditions that may preclude individuals from receiving procedural sedation.
  2. List common complications of procedural sedation medications and state why they occur.
  3. Discuss the use of the reversal medications naloxone and flumazenil including:
    1. When they are used
    2. The recommended dosage ranges
    3. How to administer
    4. The side effects or potential complications
  4. Explain The Joint Commission standards for patient safety regarding the use of procedural sedation.
  5. Address how to prepare a child and his or her family for procedural sedation.
  6. Explore special considerations when giving procedural sedation medications to children.
  7. Review guidelines for monitoring pediatric patients during and after procedural sedation.
  8. Outline the discharge criteria recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP022
Media: DVD
Year: 2015
Duration: 24:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Medication Administration
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