Procedural Sedation CME Course


As more physicians are offering office based procedures to their patients, this course is designed to look at the risks associated with the anesthesia or analgesia being provided for those services.
This course is designed to examine and cover all aspects of the administration of procedural sedation for ambulatory surgery and office based practices. This course is appropriate for all non-anesthesia health care providers who are involved in the administration of sedatives and analgesia.┬ĚCourse has been developed in accordance with core principles described in The American Society of Anesthesiology Guidelines for Non-anesthesia Providers.

This course is designed to present information that will assist independent licensed practitioners, nurses and assisting staff to make decisions in their practice that will result in safer sedation programs

Course Objectives
At completion of this course participants should be able to:
Identify the roles and responsibilities of each sedation team member
Oversee and delegate the sedation
Describe the standards and regulations as related to office based anesthesia and analgesia
Describe and utilize the necessary monitoring and emergency equipment required
Demonstrate airway management using multiple devices
Describe related pharmacology of sedatives, reversal agents and emergency medications
Describe appropriate monitoring and documentation
Develop acceptable recovery & discharge protocols


Dr. Barry Friedberg, a board certified anesthesiologist, recognized as a medical expert in anesthesia by the California Medical Board in addition to the legal profession. His expertise has been lent to a number of peer-reviewed medical journals for review. Dr. Friedberg is also a contributor to the letters to the editor section in several anesthesia and surgery journals. Dr. Friedberg is considered a pioneer in propofol/ketamine or PK anesthesia techniques.

Physicians CME
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.25 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians, of these credits 7.50 hours conform to the AAFP criteria for evidence based CME clinical content. AAFP Prescribed Credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category I Credit toward the AMA Physician`s Recognition Award. Non-members of the AAFP may claim up to 8.75 hours of AMA PRA Category I credit.

Nursing CE
We are an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The District of Columbia Board of Nursing, accredited for approvals by The American Nurses Credentialing Center`s Commission on Accreditation- ANCC

Seating is limited, pre-registration is required.

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