Adult Initial Sedation Certification (16 CE Hours)
is a hybrid course consisting of online, didactic and hands-on clinical scenarios. Patient physical status assessment, focused physical exam, and various other medical considerations for enteral sedation. Pharmacology, physiology, and patient screening are heavily emphasized in the curriculum. Definitions of different levels of sedation continuum (Minimal, Mild, Moderate, Deep) are reviewed through clinical videos of patients going through each level. This continuing education program is completed with airway management of a sedated patient; office based medical emergencies and drug box assembly. Our interactive didactics along with simulated case scenarios using manikins produce a stress-free team-learning environment where practitioners develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient sedation providers.