If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00.  

Course Description

This course will provide healthcare professionals best practice techniques for patients receiving moderate sedation and analgesia.


Donna Dorian MS RN CNOR

Target Audience

Licensed Nurses, Respiratory Care Practitioners

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify different levels of sedation along with patient assessment prior to sedation.
  2. Describe preparation and monitoring parameters for sedation.
  3. Select medications used for sedation and reversal of sedation.
  4. Explain management of complications during sedation.

Length of Course

75 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive ­1.25 contact hours and 0.25 pharmacology hour.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.25 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC an approved provider continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC board of Medical Examiners.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.125 CEUs (1.25 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.