Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

Author(s): McLaughlin Maureen

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Medication Management, Monitoring

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

With the accelerated development of more complex procedures performed in procedural areas, there is increasing demand for nurse-administered procedural sedation. This intermediate session reviews priorities of nursing care in all phases of procedural areas, from presedation assessment, periprocedural medication administration and monitoring, postprocedural care and discharge criteria. Regulatory requirements are reviewed and case studies of complications and adverse events are described.


  • Describe levels of sedation along the sedation continuum.
  • Discuss patient monitoring requirements during procedural sedation and analgesia.
  • Identify two to three potential adverse events associated with procedural sedation.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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