Safer Sedation/Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiologists - July 2017

Chicago, IL US
July 6, 2017
The basic science surrounding sedation is constantly evolving, and physicians who are not specialists in anesthesiology cannot possibly remain updated on every development in this area. Informal surveys from experts in the field show that non-anesthesia practitioners should receive regular training in sedation pre-assessment, pharmacology, monitoring, rescue and regulatory concerns in order to administer moderate and deep sedation safely and in compliance with Medical Center policy. This course is designed to meet this need and to assess airway rescue maneuvers.  This education not only ensures compliance with relevant regulatory agencies, but helps assure the safety of sedation services at the University of Chicago stays at a high level.
The goal of this activity is to help learners identify potential risks to giving a patient moderate or deep sedation and how to rescue patients from unintended consequences of sedation.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in the care of routine patients undergoing moderate sedation care.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • List monitoring requirements of safe sedation and the devices used during the process;
  • Discuss basic pharmacology of sedative and analgesic agents and their reversal agents;
  • Describe how to perform airway rescue maneuvers to support ventilation.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Yvonne Kennedy
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation
Event starts: 
07/06/2017 - 3:00pm
Event ends: 
07/06/2017 - 6:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Dora De Lee Hall
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Medical Director, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

Allan Klock, MD
Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Vice-Chairman for Clinical Affairs

J. Devin Roberts, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.


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