Moderate Sedation:Complying with Accreditation & Regular Requirements
A patients response to sedation is not always predictable. Healthcare providers who administer moderate sedation must be able to clearly distinguish between moderate sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia; determine potential complex interactions between agents used, a patients health, and drug sensitivities; and act quickly to respond to the many complications that may occur.
- Pharmacology of medications / agents used and how to safely deliver these medications
- Pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural assessment and monitoring of patients
- Safety and infection prevention protocols
- Proper documentation
- Current regulations, standards, recommended practices and guidelines that apply to the use of moderate sedation/analgesia
To help facilities improve patient care and safety during Moderate Sedation, and ensure compliance with CMS requirements and accreditation standards