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About Safe Sedation Training


Safe Sedation Training Overview

The Safe Sedation Training (SST) course is designed as an easy-to-use, self-paced, Virtual Preceptorship. It is intended for practitioners (physicians, nurses and dentists) who administer moderate sedation during their clinical practice. The SST aims to achieve mastery of the scientific foundation of moderate sedation practice, including familiarity with practice guidelines. The training is focused on the practice of moderate sedation in adults and is intended to be used as part of a sedation privileging process.

The training may be purchased as a single license for an individual or by institutions for multiple licenses. Volume license discounts are available. You may also try the course before buying and examine the first two modules for free.

You, the student, will be a virtual visitor to a center of sedation excellence to receive training in best practices. SST is organized in short modules, where each module addresses an important topic within sedation practice. Most modules will include learning in three different virtual environments: the conference room, a patient simulation center and a sedation suite. Each module is 10-20 minutes in duration. Once you have completed a module, you may revisit it at any time.

As a student, your knowledge in each module will be briefly assessed in the sedation suite and with a written exam. Your final score is calculated the percentage of correct answers for all questions in all modules and will determine whether you have satisfactorily completed SST. Once you have completed the course, the training is valid for 2 years before it expires. To ensure you meet your institution’s sedation training/privileging requirements, you are able to easily share your training status with others by e-mail or in print.

Watch A Video About SST

This video briefly introduces you to the SST course and its structure.

Course Curriculum

The course is divided into nine modules. At the start of each module, specific learning objectives are identified. Animated and interactive content is presented to teach about each learning objective. The modules are listed as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Continuum of Sedation
  3. Pre-procedure Patient Evaluation and Preparation
  4. Rescue
  5. Respiratory Compromise
  6. Patient Safety Monitoring
  7. Airway Assessment and Management
  8. Sedation Pharmacology
  9. Recovery (new)

SSTmoderate

CME Information

For CME credit, you must read this section.

Release date: December 23, 2013

Expiration date: December 31, 2021

Target Audiences: This activity has been designed to meet the needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals who care for and who may be involved in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients.

Objective: Safe Sedation Training (SST) will provide structured, pragmatic knowledgebase and techniques for:

  • identifying a high-risk patient
  • differentiating deep sedation from moderate sedation
  • assessing the patient for responsiveness, airway adequacy, ventilation, oxygenation and circulation
  • monitoring effectively
  • rescuing a patient from deeper-then-intended sedation
  • titrating sedatives and analgesics based on pharmacologic characteristics

Estimated Completion Time: 5 hours

Method of Participation: To receive a statement of credit, the learner must:

  • Check the "I want CME" option when purchasing a license to SSTmoderate
  • Pay the $35 fee (see below)
  • View the SSTmoderate course in its entirety
  • Successfully have an overall SSTmoderate score greater than 85%
  • Complete a brief course evaluation and submit contact information. A request to the University of Utah CME office is submitted via the user's dashboard.
  • The CME office will review the submission and send the CME certificate to the e-mail used to log into the CME course.

Fee: To receive an electronic CME certificate, $35 will be charged.

CME Certificate: Once the SSTmoderate is satisfactorily completed, the learner will be able to receive an electronic CME certificate (see Method of Participation Above).

Accreditation: The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: Neither the speaker(s), planner(s), nor anyone in control of content for this enduring activity have any financial relationship with commercial products or services that may be discussed as part of the SSTmoderate course.

Faculty Information: Talmage Egan M.D., Ken Johnson M.D., Diane Tyler R.N. M.S., Sean Runnels M.D., James Agutter, M. Arch., Noah Syroid M.S.

System Requirements: A PC or tablet device that has the following: i) a modern web-browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox (latest update), Safari, or Microsoft Edge, ii) the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, iii) a Broadband internet connection.

References:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Sedation and Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiologists. (2002). Practice guidelines for sedation and analgesia by non-anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology, 96(4), 1004–1017.
  • Hausman, L. M., & Reich, D. L. (2008). Providing safe sedation/analgesia: an anesthesiologist’s perspective. Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America, 18(4), 707–716.
  • Note: an extensive library of references are included in the SSTmoderate course website.

Nursing CNE Information

SSTmoderate is eligible for 5 Nursing CE (CNE) credits. The cost for the CNE certificate of credits for SSTmoderate is $35. The certificate is sent electronically upon completion of the SSTmoderate course. This continuing nursing education was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • View the SSTmoderate course in its entirety
  • Successfully have an overall SSTmoderate score greater than 85%
  • Complete a brief course evaluation and submit contact information.

Conflicts of Interest: This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support being received for this event.

Origination Date: August 6, 2018.

Expiration Date: Upon completion of the course the training is valid for 2 years. If your course is not completed by the Aug 6, 2020 date, CE will not be awarded.

Dental CE Information

SSTmoderate is eligible for 5 Dental CE credits, and SSTsim is eligible for 6 Dental CE credits. The cost for the Dental CE certificate of credits for SSTmoderate is $35. The certificate is sent electronically upon completion of the SSTmoderate course.

Applied Medical Visualizations (Medvis) is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2018. Provider #371419
Cancellations may be made with a full refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancellation requests must be made by email no later than 30 days prior to the course date.

SSTrefresh

CME Information

For CME credit, you must read this section.

Release date: December 23, 2013

Expiration date: December 31, 2021

Target Audiences: This activity has been designed to meet the needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals who care for and who may be involved in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients.

Objective: Safe Sedation Training (SST) will provide structured, pragmatic knowledgebase and techniques for:

  • identifying a high-risk patient
  • differentiating deep sedation from moderate sedation
  • assessing the patient for responsiveness, airway adequacy, ventilation, oxygenation and circulation
  • monitoring effectively
  • rescuing a patient from deeper-then-intended sedation
  • titrating sedatives and analgesics based on pharmacologic characteristics

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Method of Participation: To receive a statement of credit, the learner must:

  • Check the "I want CME" option when purchasing a license to SSTrefresh
  • Pay the $15 fee (see below)
  • View the SSTrefresh course in its entirety
  • Successfully have an overall SSTrefresh score greater than 85%
  • Complete a brief course evaluation and submit contact information. A request to the University of Utah CME office is submitted via the user's dashboard.
  • The CME office will review the submission and send the CME certificate to the e-mail used to log into the CME course.

Fee: To receive an electronic CME certificate, $15 will be charged.

CME Certificate: Once the SSTrefresh is satisfactorily completed, the learner will be able to receive an electronic CME certificate (see Method of Participation Above).

Accreditation: The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: Neither the speaker(s), planner(s), nor anyone in control of content for this enduring activity have any financial relationship with commercial products or services that may be discussed as part of the SSTrefresh course.

Faculty Information: Talmage Egan M.D., Ken Johnson M.D., Diane Tyler R.N. M.S., Sean Runnels M.D., James Agutter, M. Arch., Noah Syroid M.S.

System Requirements: A PC or tablet device that has the following: i) a modern web-browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox (latest update), Safari, or Microsoft Edge, ii) the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, iii) a Broadband internet connection.

References:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Sedation and Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiologists. (2002). Practice guidelines for sedation and analgesia by non-anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology, 96(4), 1004–1017.
  • Hausman, L. M., & Reich, D. L. (2008). Providing safe sedation/analgesia: an anesthesiologist’s perspective. Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America, 18(4), 707–716.
  • Note: an extensive library of references are included in the SSTrefresh course website.

Nursing CNE Information

SSTrefresh is eligible for 1 Nursing CE (CNE) credits. The cost for the CNE certificate of credits for SSTrefresh is $15. The certificate is sent electronically upon completion of the SSTrefresh course. This continuing nursing education was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • View the SSTrefresh course in its entirety
  • Successfully have an overall SSTrefresh score greater than 85%
  • Complete a brief course evaluation and submit contact information.

Conflicts of Interest: This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support being received for this event.

Origination Date: August 6, 2018.

Expiration Date: Upon completion of the course the training is valid for 2 years. If your course is not completed by the Aug 6, 2020 date, CE will not be awarded.

Dental CE Information

SSTrefresh is eligible for 1 Dental CE credits, and SSTsim is eligible for 6 Dental CE credits. The cost for the Dental CE certificate of credits for SSTrefresh is $15. The certificate is sent electronically upon completion of the SSTrefresh course.

Applied Medical Visualizations (Medvis) is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2018. Provider #371419
Cancellations may be made with a full refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancellation requests must be made by email no later than 30 days prior to the course date.

How to Receive Credit

If you would like to receive either Medical, Nursing, or Dental CE Credits:

  • - When you sign up for Safe Sedation Training, indicate which credit you would like to receive
  • - Pay the $35 fee for SSTmoderate or the $15 fee for SSTrefresh
  • - View the SST course in its entirety
  • - Successfully have an overall score greater than 85%
  • - Complete a brief course evaluation and submit contact information.

Once CE credit has been requested from your SST account, a PDF certificate will be e-mailed to you from the CE provider.