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Moderate Sedation/Analgesia

Core Competencies for Practice

This 2nd edition focuses on the preprocedural, procedural, and postprocedural care of the moderately sedated patient. It is designed for any clinician involved in the administration of moderate sedation and written by a clinician involved in the practice on a daily basis. The primary focus of this new edition is to provide all the content and tools necessary to demonstrate competency in moderate sedation/analgesia.

Paperback, 352 Pages

Published: February 2004

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0324-7


  • UNIT ONE: Preprocedural Patient Care
    1. Goals, Definitions, Practice Standards and Guidelines
    2. Presedation Assessment and Patient Selection

    UNIT TWO: Procedural Patient Care
    3. Pharmacologic Concepts
    4. Sedation/Analgesia Medication and Techniques of Administration
    5. Sedation/Analgesia Pharmacologic Profile
    6. Procedural Patient Monitoring
    7. Airway Management and Management of Respiratory Complications
    8. Intravenous Insertion Techniques/Intravenous Solutions
    9. Geriatric Patient Care
    10. Pediatric Patient Care

    UNIT THREE: Postsedation Patient Care
    11. Postsedation Patient Care, Monitoring, and Discharge Criteria
    12. Risk Management Strategies

    A. Practice Guidelines for Sedation and Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiologists
    B. Joint Commissions: Standards for Sedation and Anesthesia Care
    C. Endorsement of Position Statement on the Role of the Regional Nurse (RN) in the Management of Patients Receiving IV Conscious Sedation for Short-Term Therapeutic, Diagnostic, or Surgical Procedures
    D. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs
    E. Clinical Competencies for Sedation-Analgesia
    F. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    G. Learner Self-Assessment References


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