Moderate Sedation/Analgesia, Core Competencies for Practice, 2nd Edition

Moderate Sedation/Analgesia

2nd Edition Core Competencies for Practice

By Michael Kost, CRNA, MS, MSN, Program Director, Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, PA; Assistant Professor, La Salle University School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA; President, Specialty Health Education, Inc., Blue Bell, PA

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